Do teachers need more support for professional development?

08/16/2010 | Education Week

State laws and teachers' contracts should be revamped to support effective professional development for educators, according to a report from several teachers unions and education groups. The report looks at existing codes and collective bargaining guidelines in place in six states and says the status quo is insufficient to support professional learning. The report examined benchmarks for professional development, compensation for training time and other topics, including the support needed for National Board Certification.

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