World-Class Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

World-Class Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics

Why professional development for teachers is about organized design with the right the incentives and supports, rather than mere workshops which typically provide teachers with tools for all the wrong problems.
World-Class Professional Development: Neither Workshops or Rubrics
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really

A School Without Principals? Yes, Really.

“One of the central ideas in here is that if you’re setting up an accountability system, what you really want to do is set up a system in which everybody in the organization is constantly working to improve their game,” Tucker says. “They aren't doing that because their boss is demanding it. They’re looking at a set of other professionals out there who are their peers, and they want to be good.” Click to read the full article at U.S.News & World Report.
A School Without Principals? Yes, Really
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Ron Thorpe and Marc Tucker Discuss New Ways to Teach

Ron Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Mark Tucker, president and chief executive officer of the National Center on Education and the Economy, discuss new ideas about how to train more effective teachers. They talk with Jane Williams on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg EDU.” Click to listen to the full report.
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Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
In this new report, Marc Tucker, NCEE’s President, calls for replacing the current system of test-based accountability with a system much more likely to result in improvements in student performance. Tucker points out that the current system has not only failed to improve the performance of the at-risk students it was designed to help, but has alienated the best of our current teachers and created an environment in which able young people choosing careers are less likely to choose teaching. Click to read more and download the report.
Report: Fixing Our National Accountability System
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Marc Tucker Recieves ECS James Bryant Conant Award

The Education Commission of the States has awarded Marc Tucker the 2014 James Bryant Conant Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the education community. The Conant Award, named for the co-founder of ECS and former president of Harvard University, recognizes outstanding individual contributions to American education.
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Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year
Marc S. Tucker argues that schools should only give standardized tests three times in a student's school career: at the end of fifth, eighth and 11th grades. The argument gained some traction recently when former President Bill Clinton suggested similar testing. Teachers unions have also signed on to the idea. Click to read more.
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