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Equity Pilot (Video)

Students and teachers explore equity in Tillamook and David Douglas school districts through Chalkboard Project’s Equity Pilot.

Senate Bill 182: Aligning early learning and K-12 education systems (Podcast)

Senate Bill 182 seeks to deepen professional support for Oregon’s educators. This includes more coordination among K-12 schools and local preschools to ensure a high-quality and seamless education system in the state. Children's Institute President Swati Adarkar and Chalkboard Project President Sue Hildick discuss this and other opportunities Senate Bill 182 will offer our educators.

The long-run impacts of same-race teachers

In a study published by the Institute of Labor Economics in March 2017, low-income Black students who have a Black teacher for at least one year in elementary school are less likely to drop out of high school later and more likely to consider college.

How does professional development improve teaching?

Addresses the question of research design for studies of professional development and suggests that some widely favored research designs might adversely affect study outcomes.

Resources & Tools for Teaching Students

Discover strategies for the classroom, practical tools and technical innovations, and ways to build a professional network of peers and mentors.

Learning Forward

A systemic approach to elevating teacher leadership. 

Online Teaching Degrees and Programs

The following page simplifies the process in two specific ways. First, it provides a listing of online programs in education and teaching from some of today’s best colleges and universities. Second, it breaks down online learning in the field at all levels, from introductory courses at the associate level to advanced research and instruction at the doctorate

Beyond hammers versus hugs: Leveraging educator evaluation and professional learning communities into job-embedded professional development

 Educational evaluation (Ed Eval) and professional learning communities (PLCs) are two of the nation’s most predominant approaches to widespread instructional improvement. Yet key attributes of these reform initiatives are too often experienced by teachers as burdensome, or even detrimental, rather than helpful. The authors of this article contend that school leaders will be more successful in their school improvement efforts when they integrate the most promising elements of PLCs (disciplined collaboration, deprivatization of practice, and classroom-based assessment) and Ed Eval (use of professional performance standards, observation and feedback, and a focus on results) into a tiered system of job-embedded professional development.

Career Guide in Teaching

Understanding the possible career paths ensures that future teachers choose the right specialization while pursuing their degrees. The following are examples of concentrations in teaching and the specific careers they can lead to.

Finding a new way: Leveraging teacher leadership to meet unprecedented demands

It is not easy to implement new forms of teacher leadership meaningfully and effectively; doing so involves some profound changes to the status quo. Developing teacher leadership systems require us to rethink evaluation, compensation, distributed leadership, and even what we see as the role of teachers. Examples already have emerged, though, to show that such transformation is possible. This paper addresses what is necessary for change and how school systems might be able to achieve it. 

Five key trends in U.S. student performance

Progress by blacks and Hispanics, the takeoff of Asians, the stall of non-English speakers, the persistence of socioeconomic gaps, and the damaging effect of highly segregated schools.

The Asset Value of Whiteness

A report by Demos and the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) that explores the persistence and growth of economic inequality along racial and ethinic lines. 

Report from the Governor's Council on Educator Advancement

The Council proposes an equitable and sustainable model to extend support across both rural and urban school districts, leveraging resources through a new partnership between public education agencies, institutions and non-profit partners with flexibility for local contexts and priorities. 

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