Must Reads

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010



Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 8:57 PM
ESEA Letter From Teach Plus
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM
Teacher Solutions for a Post-Vergara Profession
Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:59 PM
Massachusetts teachers discuss Common Core in their classrooms.
Posted on Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 3:32 PM
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 5:40 PM
License to Transform: Teachers Speak Out on Educator Licensure
Posted on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Dollars and Sense: Elevating the teaching profession by leveraging talent
Posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 6:18 PM
Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 1:40 PM
The Student and the Stopwatch: How much time do American students spend on testing?
Posted on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 7:57 PM
Transforming Instruction Across the District Through Common Core
Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Measuring School Quality: A Perspective from Boston Teachers
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Learn about key accomplishments from Teach Plus' 2012-13 school year and meet some of the extraordinary teachers whose ideas, passions...
Posted on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 9:30 AM
Teacher churn and its impact on Indianapolis Public Schools
Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 2:41 PM
Teachers Speak Out on the Common Core
Posted on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM
Why are my teachers leaving?Retaining Public Charter Teachers for Student Success 
Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 4:46 PM
Lessons from the Leading Edge: Teachers' Views on the Impact of Evaluation Reform
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 2:38 PM
The Future of Teacher Compensation: A survey of Indiana teachers and analysis
Posted on Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 6:54 PM
The Impact of Memphis Teacher Effectiveness Measure of Teacher Practice
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4:10 PM
A brief that describes recommendations from current teachers to support year 1 implementation of REACH Students. Chicago Teaching Policy Fellows 2012-2013 cohort
Posted on Monday, October 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM
Four reflections from Boston Public Schools teachers, describing their individual perspectives on what the new contract will mean for them, for their students, and for their profession. Andrew Vega, Riana Good, Jennifer DiSarcina, Nicholas Gesualdi, Boston Teaching Policy Fellows
Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM
The Teacher Effectiveness Measure (TEM) was first implemented in Memphis City Schools in 2011-2012. During that year, 1,000+ teachers shared their feedback with Teach Plus to shape TEM 2.0 for 2012-2013. This newly released case study details how that feedback allowed teachers to shape effective TEM implementation.
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 1:42 PM
Academic Growth Over Time: Teach Plus Los Angeles Teaching Policy Fellows Recommend Phasing In Teacher Evaluation Changes
Posted on Monday, July 2, 2012 at 4:07 PM
A report directed to district leaders that establishes six principles for school corporations to consider when implementing new evaluation systems and emphasizes the need for clear and open communication with teachers about the process and outcomes. Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows 2011-2012 cohort
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3:59 PM
A report that makes five recommendations for policymakers seeking to focus on the implementation of teacher evaluation systems with a focus on ensuring quality evaluators. Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2011-2012 cohort
Posted on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM
This joint report by Teach Plus Los Angeles and the Education Trust--West presents new teacher evaluation processes being developed and implemented in forward-thinking districts and charter schools in California. Education Trust West, Teach Plus Los Angeles
Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 at 3:11 PM
A report detailing the process of writing the new Teacher Effectiveness Measurement in Memphis.
Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM
A report exploring possible changes to the step-and-lane compensation structure. Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 3:08 PM
A brief on charter-district collaboration. Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM
Memphis Teaching Policy Fellows 2010-2012 cohort
Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:01 PM
A policy brief outlining best practices in teacher observation and feedback. Chicago Teaching Policy Fellows 2010-2012 cohort
Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 3:00 PM
A report calling for more equitable hiring and layoff decisions in the Indianapolis Public Schools. Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 2:54 PM
A policy brief calling for reform of the teacher evaluation system in Massachusetts. Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at 2:52 PM
A report commissioned by the Aspen Institute and New Leaders for New Schools. Christina Porter, Boston Teaching Policy Fellow, and Jim Larson, Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellow
Posted on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:51 PM
A policy brief on the disincentives for building a teaching career in the Indianapolis Public Schools. Indianapolis Teaching Policy Fellows 2009-2011 cohort
Posted on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2:45 PM
A report proposing a cohort model for staffing underperforming schools. The proposal was later implemented as T3: Turnaround Teacher Teams. Boston Teaching Policy Fellows 2007-2009 cohort