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How important is it to have an effective principal? Much has been said lately about the importance of having an effective teacher at the helm of every classroom. However, an often overlooked piece of research around effectiveness is how important it is for every school to...

As teachers, we often feel that the only way we can grow and progress in our profession is to move into school administration. For the teacher who loves to be in the classroom, this significantly narrows the career pathway. However, with new state and local...

As professionals, teachers want to be involved in conversations about education reform, whether at the federal, state, or local level. Unfortunately, the opportunities for engagement are often limited or even non-existent. As a Hope Street Group Teacher Fellow, I am presented opportunities to be part...

Having read an article from Education Week (Race to Top Winners Feel Heat on Teacher Evaluations), I am left with an anticipation for the reform process being used to serve students in the best way possible. Race to the Top Grants serve as a financial...

I recently attended NBC’s Education Nation Summit in New York City with other Hope Street Group Teacher Fellows. Rather than give a summary of all of the events, I want to touch on parts of the conference that stood out and how the event inspired...

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