Greater Boston News

Massachusetts

Op-Eds:
"Examining Teacher Preparation...A View from the Classroom". Recent Teaching Policy Fellow alum, Erin Lane, discusses her thoughts on teacher prep. 

"No Need to fear Common Core". Recent Teaching Policy Fellow alum, Colleen Considine, shares how teaching Common Core has changed her classroom. 

Briefs:
"Measuring School Quality: A Perspective from Boston Teachers"
. Teaching Policy Fellows share their recommendations for Boston Public Schools' measures of school quality.  



National News

 

 

ASSESSMENT ADVISOR
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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.
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

 

Boston Programs


Teach Plus Boston offers teachers three innovative leadership opportunities that are designed to place teacher leaders at the center of education reform: the Teaching Policy Fellowship, the Teach Plus Network, and T3: Turnaround Teacher Teams.

In Boston, teachers can take advantage of:

File: NetworkLogo.png The Teach Plus Network is a rapidly growing national movement of teachers who want to: connect with highly-motivated peers and national and local policy leaders, learn about innovative policies to empower effective teachers, and be a voice for change within the teaching profession.  

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This highly selective program is for teachers who are interested learning how to advocate for policies that will better serve students and retain excellent teachers. 

File: T3Logo.png Developed by the 2007-2009 cohort of Boston Teaching Policy Fellows, the T3 Initiative is designed to ensure that the highest need students have more access to effective, experienced teachers.