Andrew J.Rotherham’s guidebook on how philanthropists can support teacher and principal excellence in America.
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.
An update of the 2008 report and expansion on the original recommendations.
A report that seeks to clarify four areas of value-added measures that can be used to evaluate teacher effectiveness.
Educators in Sherwood, Tillamook, and Forest Grove are creating new systems for providing relevant professional development.
Educators in Sherwood, Tillamook, and Forest Grove are creating performance evaluations that benefit teacher and student learning.
Educators are developing new models that recognize and reward new roles, responsibilities, and excellence.
Educators in Sherwood, Tillamook, and Forest Grove are developing new models that recognize and reward new roles, responsibilities, and excellence.
On August 11, 2010, Chalkboard hosted an advocacy training day to help Oregon teachers learn about the legislative process, and how they can most effectively advocate for the education policies they want to see in Oregon.
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.
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.
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.
A comparison of two measurements of teacher turnover costs. Depending on the measurement, it is estimated that Oregon spends roughly $40 million to $59.4 million annually due to teacher turnover.
A study prepared for Chalkboard Project and the High Desert ESD.
Teachers from the Salem-Keizer school district discuss their school's teacher mentoring program at a Chalkboard facilitated meeting in 2010.
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.
A report studying several school districts, and their efforts to find alternative means to evaluate teacher effectiveness.
A brief that focuses on the identification of site readiness—the conditions that support effective implementation of new teacher evaluation systems.
A video by members of the Tillamook school district, describing the impact the CLASS Project has had on their schools and students.
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.
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.