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,

Gates Foundation report mirrors CPE’s findings

On Tuesday, the Gates Foundation released its third and final report on how (and if) teacher effectiveness can be quantitatively evaluated. Appropriately titled, Measures of Effective Teaching or MET, the findings were hardly earth-shattering but noteworthy nonetheless. Why? The sheer size of the project— it spanned three years, cost $45 million, studied 3,000 teachers from