Magazine article The Learning Professional

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Magazine article The Learning Professional

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IDEAS FROM ENGLAND

Building a Lattice for School Leadership: The Top-to-Bottom Rethinking of Leadership Development in England and What It Might Mean for American Education

Consortium for Policy Research in Education, 2014

This report examines educational leadership development in England over the last 15 years to identify ideas American leaders and policymakers might learn from. Leadership development in England is enmeshed in a system that provides clear responsibilities for multiple levels of leadership within schools, incentives for identifying and grooming leadership within schools, pathways for leadership progression, and certification for leader attainments.

http://cpre.org/ latticeforschoolleadership

COMMON CORE

Get It Right Podcasts

Learning First Alliance

The ultimate success of collegeand career-ready standards demands that states and districts adapt to implementation as work progresses. Implementation requires time to align the standards with teaching, curricular materials, and professional learning. To help ensure proper implementation, the Learning First Alliance is spotlighting communities working hard to get Common Core implementation right. These podcasts tell their stories.

www.learningfirst.org/commoncore/podcast

TRENDS IN AUSTRALIA

Is School Reform Working?

Australian Council for Educational Research, 2014

The results of international surveys show that, despite reform efforts, there was little improvement in the performances of Australian students over the past decade. This paper examines trends in Australian students' performances over the past decade and considers implications for Australian schools policies.

http://research.acer.edu.au/policyinsights/1

TALIS RESULTS

Teacher Professional Learning Here and Abroad

American Institutes for Research, 2015

Teachers' access to professional learning supports varies widely across the world. According to the 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), access to opportunities for collaboration, barriers to professional development, and sources of feedback look different in the United States when compared with other countries. In a series of infographics, the Education Policy Center at American Institutes for Research explores these differences.

http://educationpolicy.air.org/publications

TWITTER TALK

#commoncore

Jonathan Supovitz, Alan J. Daly, and Miguel del Fresno

This interactive website uses a two-dimensional approach to tell the story of the Common Core debate on Twitter. The authors tracked and analyzed more than 200,000 tweets containing #commoncore from February to July 2014. The website is organized into major categories: a prologue, four acts, and an epilogue. Viewers can see how users form informal networks on Twitter and how those networks create and amplify narratives. …

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