Category Archives: Public

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U. Mich. project scales up ‘high leverage’ teaching practices
By Stephen Sawchuk, Education Week -- The University of Michigan today unveiled a new organization that will help teacher-training programs—and the teacher-education field in general—develop a more systematic approach to preparing their candidates. Led by Deborah Loewenberg Ball, a renowned professor and dean of the university's school of education, TeachingWorks will disseminate a set of [...]
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6th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference
By Cotsen Staff, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING – On Saturday, September 24th, Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING proudly hosted its 6th Annual the ART of TEACHING Conference, which took place at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, California. With more than 450 guests in attendance – comprised of mentors, fellows, [...]
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We Need a Different National Conversation
By Gene R. Carter, Education Week -- From almost any vantage point, it is hard to find sincere concern about the productive future of our young people in the political debates occurring in Washington and state capitals. The passing references to children and students feel largely like rhetorical flourishes in the partisan and ideological fights [...]
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Can Obama save teachers jobs?
By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney -- President Obama is looking to send $30 billion to the states to stem the crush of teacher layoffs. The proposal, unveiled Thursday night as part of Obama's jobs agenda, goes far beyond a $10 billion measure he signed last August to minimize the downsizing of teachers and first responders. That [...]