14 Jan 2015

In her book, Building a Better Teacher, Chalkbeat's Elizabeth Green sparked many thoughtful conversations by asking, "Are great teachers born or made?" In this post, New Teacher Center Policy Director argues there is no such thing as a finished product when it comes to highly effective teachers, and that we need policies and systems that support the growth of all teachers. 

18 Aug 2014

New Teacher Center Policy Director Liam Goldrick says a new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization, helps highlight the growing issue of teacher attrition and present solutions.

01 Oct 2013

New Teacher Center Policy Director Liam Goldrick explores the implications of a "greening" teaching workforce in this blog post, and offers educational leaders and policymakers insights about solutions.  

Netherlands Minister Jet Bussmaker wrapping up the summit
21 Mar 2013

Last week I had the distinct opportunity to attend the 2013 International Summit on the Teaching Profession in Amsterdam which focused on teacher evaluation. The major theme of the Summit: Should countries have sophisticated, centralized evaluation systems with clearly defined measures and processes, or should teachers in schools and localities work to collectively define their standards, their evaluation, their development, and ultimately their own profession?

26 Feb 2013

Today, New Teacher Center is releasing Cultivating Effective Teachers Through Evaluation And Support: A Guide For Illinois Policymakers And Educational Leaders, a guide that explores whether a new state teacher evaluation law in Illinois provides sufficient growth and learning opportunities for beginning teachers. Here, I offer five main takeaways from this work for a national audience.