Boston News


"The Common Core in my Classroom: A Teacher's View". Teaching Policy Fellow, Catherine Tighe, shares her experience with the Common Core. 

"Boston Teacher Praises New Hiring Policy"
. Teaching Policy Fellow, Caroline Corcoran, shares her thoughts on Boston Public School's new hiring policy.

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

National News



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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.

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 Network

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Master the Common Core. Be a leader. Help your students thrive.

You are invited to participate in the MTA Core Collaborative, a high-quality semester-long professional development experience led by teacher leaders with expertise in the Common Core. Through this program – provided to you at no cost by the MTA – you will collaborate with teachers from local districts to master the Core and help your students thrive.

Click here to learn more and register now!

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Teach Plus Event: Teach and Lead in Boston - April 2

Are you an aspiring teacher looking to launch your career?  Are you a current teacher interested in leading from the classroom?  

This spring provides an unprecedented opportunity to apply to teach in one of the most attractive and diverse urban districts in the country.  More than 800 teaching positions are available for outstanding current and aspiring teachers who want to teach in Boston Public Schools.

Join us on Wednesday, April 2 to learn how you can teach, grow, and lead in Boston Public.

Click here to learn more and RSVP now!


Teach Plus Event: Rethinking Teacher Licensure - April 30

Mitchell Chester

What if you could redesign teacher licensure?

Join Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell Chester, Associate Commissioner Heather Peske, Director of Licensure Brian Devine and Teach Plus on Wednesday, April 30, to provide advice to the Department as it designs improvements to teacher licensure.