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Teacher and Principal Excellence

Andrew J.Rotherham’s guidebook on how philanthropists can support teacher and principal excellence in America.

Early Age Initiative

Two practices to help early learners show promise - reducing K-1 class sizes to 15 students, and providing reading tutors to every K-3 student reading below grade level.

Extended Learning Time

An update of the 2008 report and expansion on the original recommendations.

CLASS districts meet in Salem

On May 26, 2010, Chalkboard brought the 12 CLASS districts together in Salem for one last meeting of the 2009-2010 school year. Successes were applauded, ideas were shared, and next steps started to take shape. All in all, it was a great day filled with insightful conversation around teaching and the support that educators need.

Transforming Teaching & Leading

A whitepaper that outlines the agenda of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to identify critical design elements of a high-quality educator development system.

Teacher Education and the American Future

An article giving U.S. context for teacher education, the power of teacher preparation for transforming teaching and learning, and the current challenges in the United States.

Teaching Effectiveness and Why It Matters

This paper, in partnership with Marylhurst University, serves to help contextualize the conversation around teacher effectiveness. It is an introduction to a much-needed dialogue around teacher effectiveness.

Empowering Effective Teachers

A report studying several school districts, and their efforts to find alternative means to evaluate teacher effectiveness.

Readiness for Reform

A brief that focuses on the identification of site readiness—the conditions that support effective implementation of new teacher evaluation systems.

CLASS Project--the Tillamook way

A video by members of the Tillamook school district, describing the impact the CLASS Project has had on their schools and students.

Background on Innovation Zones

Innovation Zone (IZ) policy allows schools to bypass a subset of district and state regulations thus freeing them to implement administrative strategies and teaching techniques.

Presenting the CLASS Project

On November 13, 2009, the Chalkboard Project presented the CLASS Project at the Oregon School Boards Association's 63 annual convention. Panelists from Redmond, Sherwood, Tillamook, and Forest Grove school districts share their CLASS Project experiences.

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