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ABCTE Approved to Provide Missouri Elementary Education Certification

Washington, DC – 8/12/14 – The Missouri legislature has authorized the American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence (ABCTE) to provide certification for educators in grades 1-6, effective August 28, 2014. The new authorization expands ABCTE’s service in the state … Continue reading

Job Embedded Professional Development for Teachers: Teacher Led Observation to Improve Practice (4/5/14)

It is a well-known fact of practice and research that the classroom teacher is the single most important factor in determining the quality of education that students receive in the individual classroom each year. More specifically, the quality of instruction … Continue reading

Examining Federal School Improvement Funding Policy (6/28/14)

Funding for school improvement is one of the most important education policy issues of our time. As property values have plummeted, and sales tax revenues have floundered, federal and state education budgets have experienced unprecedented cuts during the past 7 … Continue reading

Education Funding, Student Learning, & Long Term Outcomes (6/14/14)

In a 5/29/14 Education Week article titled School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students, Holly Yettick details the provocative findings of a recent working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). The report asserts that … Continue reading

Value Added Principal Evaluation: A Perspective on Current Practice 5/30/14

The current era of accountability in PK – 12 education in the United States has forever changed the way schools operate and measure their effectiveness in achieving their mission, which is to educate students. One of the most significant and … Continue reading

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