Education Reform Hub Monthly: April 2014 Issue

ISSUE NUMBER TEN • APRIL 2014

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Welcome to the 
Education Reform Hub Monthly!

This monthly update from the U.S. Department of Education will alert readers to new resources that inform policy and practice across several areas of education reform. 

Highlighted Resources

PROGRESS Blog Features the Voices and Perspectives of Educators, Students and Administrators 

The U.S. Department of Education recently launched its online resource, PROGRESS, to showcase K-12 education reforms in action. The new blog features innovative ideas, promising practices, lessons learned and resources from the exciting transformations taking place in classrooms, schools and State and local systems across the United States:

eachers are leading the transition to new standards in Colorado

Teachers are leading the transition to new standards in Colorado. Hundreds of educators are engaged in a statewide opportunity to create tools that help their peers develop rigorous lessons focused on college- and career-readiness.

Tennessee created report cards to help teacher preparation programs target improvement

Tennessee created report cards to help teacher preparation programs target improvement.  Using State data on the achievement of students taught by graduates of teacher preparation programs, the report cards help these institutions identify what they do well and where there is room for growth.

A new Maryland professional development program

A new Maryland professional development program has more than 200 current and aspiring teachers learning to integrate lessons in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into their elementary school classrooms. 

Delaware is making big changes in teacher preparation

Delaware is making big changes in teacher preparation to raise the bar for the profession and prepare new educators with more hands-on experiences and coaching.

Ohio’s new school models are spurring innovation

Ohio’s new school models are spurring innovation in more than one hundred low-performing schools as they shift to stress deeper thinking, project-based learning, and student engagement.  

IN THIS ISSUE

This month we highlight new resources from the U.S. Department of Education’s PROGRESS blog.

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    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

    Explore toolkits, practical guides, case studies, summary briefs and highlights on key topics and issues that States identify as important to their work at the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top Technical Assistance Resources Webpage.  

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