The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.
Teacher Salary Project Film Highlights Push for Equity. In an effort to draw attention to the idea of a living wage for teachers, the website ATTN used The Teacher Salary Project films (Korey’s Story and Laney’s Story) to make a new, shorter film that has been viewed 9 million times. It’s clearly not only educators who care about a professional salary for teachers.
Ed-Talk Videos: A major component of the Knowledge Forum included the Ed-Talks. Each Knowledge Forum scholar created a six-minute Ed-Talk that conveyed key research findings crisply, quickly, and in ways that were meant to be compelling to policy leaders about the value and relevance of education research. Thirteen of the Ed-Talks were filmed at the February Forum, and 18 were filmed during Presidential Symposia at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Scroll down to watch the Ed-Talks from both events.
Measuring Principals’ Effectiveness: Results From New Jersey’s First Year of Statewide Principal Evaluation. This report describes the component measures used to evaluate principals during the first year of statewide implementation of New Jersey’s principal evaluation system. It examines four statistical properties of the system’s component measures, which are intended to fairly and accurately differentiate between effective and ineffective principals: the variation in overall and component measure ratings across principals, the year-to-year stability of overall and component measure ratings, the correlations between component measure ratings and characteristics of students in the schools, and the correlations among component measure ratings. Information about these properties of the measures can inform efforts to improve the principal evaluation system and revise the guidance districts receive. (Source: Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory at ICF International)
GETTING IT RIGHT: Designing Principal Preparation Programs that Meet District Needs for Improving Low-Performing Schools. A Technical Report on Innovative Principal Preparation Models from the Southern Regional Education Board.