Too many tests in your district? You may need Assessment 101

Across the country, educators, parents, and students are expressing concerns about the amount of tests being administered in schools. To address this, we partnered with the education non-profit, Achieve, to support school board members and their districts in moving toward more coherent and streamlined assessment systems. Recognizing the critical role school boards play in influencing

New CPE report examines what’s wrong with current teacher PD offerings and how to fix it

My first introduction to professional development as a young teacher was underwhelming to say the least.  When I first entered the profession, I was excited to meet other teachers and get down to the business of having lengthy, intellectual conversations about how to best teach our subjects.  Surely, we would debate which concepts to teach,

Is professional development a giant waste of time and money?

Recently, Frederick Hess declared in his blog that professional development is an easy but ineffectual answer to the problems in American education.  To some degree, I agree. In my time teaching, I have sat through some of the most ridiculous professional development sessions.  In one session, we were divided into groups and received a bag