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Taking a Lesson from Teachers to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

Taking a Lesson from Teachers to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

By Amy Auletto While the Green & Write blog will soon be taking a break until the fall, teachers will be hard at work this summer. A common myth about the teaching profession is that teachers spend the summer months relaxing, but this is rarely the case. About half of teachers report working during the… Read More »

Grade Inflation in Michigan’s Teacher Evaluation System

Grade Inflation in Michigan’s Teacher Evaluation System

By Amy Auletto It’s not just students who are impacted by grade inflation these days. Teacher evaluation ratings for the 2015-16 school year were recently released, and the results are either very impressive or very disconcerting depending on how you look at them. According to the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), only 400 teachers were… Read More »

A New Perspective on Professional Development

A New Perspective on Professional Development

By Amy Auletto Professional development has long been touted as a way to improve teaching. A substantial amount of time and money is invested into learning opportunities for teachers in an effort to strengthen their ability to effectively instruct students. A report by The New Teacher Project (TNTP) looked at professional development (PD) practices in… Read More »

More Evidence Points Towards the Importance of Teachers of Color

More Evidence Points Towards the Importance of Teachers of Color

By Amy Auletto A recent study published in the academic journal Educational Researcher has found that all students, regardless of their own background, tend to prefer Latino and black teachers to white teachers. New York University researchers Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng and Peter F. Halpin analyzed survey responses from over 50,000 students in grades 6-9 to… Read More »

New Teacher Preparation Regulations Announced, Implications for Michigan

New Teacher Preparation Regulations Announced, Implications for Michigan

By Amy Auletto Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced new regulations that will require teacher preparation programs to be more transparent about their effectiveness across a number of measures. According to the ED, these regulations seek to improve outcomes for teacher preparation programs while still affording states the flexibility to determine specifically… Read More »

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

#proudMIeducator: Why a Hashtag Isn’t Enough to Save the Teaching Profession

By Amy Auletto The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) recently launched a media campaign designed to recognize the work of educators across the state. Referred to as Proud Michigan Educator, this campaign was developed to combat the negative rhetoric surrounding the teaching profession which often blames teachers for the failings of public education and contributes… Read More »

Students Pay the Price for Unequal Treatment of Charter School Teachers

Students Pay the Price for Unequal Treatment of Charter School Teachers

By Amy Auletto Research on charter school performance continues to conclude that, generally speaking, charter schools are no better or worse than traditional public schools (TPS) when it comes to academic achievement. While student outcomes are relatively similar across the two types of schools, the experiences of teachers are quite different. Using data from the… Read More »

Districts Continue to Use More Data to Hire Teachers

Districts Continue to Use More Data to Hire Teachers

By Dave Reid Teacher quality matters. Attracting, hiring, developing and retaining high-quality teachers is considered one of the most impactful ways schools can improve student outcomes. Because of this, much has been written about what type(s) of data should be used in teacher hiring and how and why this data has the potential to improve… Read More »