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Teachers Say “Yes!” to an Opportunity Culture
Charlotte’s Project L.I.F.T. Flooded with Applications
Missing the Mark at the Arizona State Ed Tech Summit
Authorizers: See What Replacing Failing Charter Schools, Replicating Great Ones Can Do
Connecting Smart Cities
Teachers: This is the Moment to Expand Your Impact
By Public Impact In this abridged version of the Commentary that appeared in Education Week, Celine Coggins of Teach Plus joins Public Impact’s Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel to discuss why schools and policymakers must expand the impact of excellent teachers, now. With new information demonstrating the great variation in teacher effectiveness and the availability of better teacher-evaluation systems, schools have increasingly accurate data to identify which teachers are exceptional. Plus, recent reports have shown that early-career…
How Digital Learning Can (and Must) Help Excellent Teachers Reach More Children
In this blog post for the Innosight Institute (now the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation), Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel argue that “schools – and nations – that excel in the digital age will be those that use digital tools both to make teaching more manageable for the average teacher, and to give massively more students access to excellent teachers.” While digital learning can help solid teachers become more effective, one of its greatest…