Education Reform Hub Monthly: May 2014 Issue

ISSUE NUMBER ELEVEN • MAY 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

Promising Practices for States in Supporting Teacher Compensation Reform

Promising Practices for States in Supporting Teacher Compensation Reform

A new report shares promising practices based on State and school district experiences with teacher compensation reform. To assist Tennessee in its support of local districts transitioning to differentiated pay plans, the Reform Support Network organized a virtual peer feedback session. Promising Practices for States in Supporting Teacher Compensation Reform summarizes and broadens the guidance from experts at that session to make it relevant to other States and districts working to better align compensation systems with performance.

Identifying Effective Turnaround Teachers

Identifying Effective Turnaround Teachers

Teachers can mean the difference between students making dramatic gains in reading and mathematics or remaining years behind grade level, especially in high-poverty schools. Research suggests that teachers likely to succeed in a turnaround setting have specific competencies. Identifying Effective Turnaround Teachers reviews one approach that districts and principals can take to identify teachers likely to succeed in low-performing schools.

Georgia’s Performance Learning Centers

Georgia’s Performance Learning Centers

Performance Learning Centers (PLCs) are designed to help students far behind in high school accumulate sufficient credits to graduate without further delay, as reported on PROGRESS, the U.S. Department of Education’s new blog. The first PLC opened in Georgia in 2003, and today PLCs operate across Georgia and in other States as well. The innovative approach that PLCs take to dropout prevention has helped students make academic progress and increased graduation rates across school districts, according to independent evaluation

IN THIS ISSUE

This month we highlight new resources from the U.S. Department of Education.

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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 Reform Support Network resources webpage.  

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