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How Teacher Evaluation Can Improve Test Scores
After juggling logistical and day-to-day duties, principals have limited time to support teachers and directly impact student achievement. Some principals say a new evaluation tool is helping.

Survey Says: Collaboration Yields Big Results
Research shows when teachers have time to work together and guidance on setting goals and objectives, students are the big winners. But are your teachers getting enough help to make collaboration productive?

Northampton Teachers Get Boost They Need
Legislative grants helped rural Northampton County Schools send 20 newly hired teachers through professional development that prepared them for their initial days of teaching - then followed up after they began facing the real challenges of the classroom.

Bedford Schools Find Success Using Data, Strategies
Two Virginia elementary schools participating in The QTL Process got great results by identifying student weaknesses and using proven strategies to address them. The result: higher scores. Read details, or watch a video about the project at Thaxton Elementary.

Scores Soar at Taylorsville Elementary After NCTA, QTL
The North Carolina Technology Association's federal demonstration grants have consistently shown the importance of professional development in helping teachers and students get the most out of technology. Find out how the latest project added up to higher math scores.

When Teachers Learn More, Students Learn More
An Arkansas school district is uniting all its schools toward a common goal, tying in collaborative work that bring elementary, middle and high schools together. As one principal puts it, a primary goal is to make school a place "where everyone can enjoy learning." Read about the Genoa School District Learning Initiative.

Excellence for All. No Excuses. No Exceptions.
A principal's personal motto becomes a mantra at her school - and scores are on the rise.

ARRA and QTL Partnerships - Summer 2009
As schools learn how federal stimulus money could boost their plans for sustainable programs, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning offers a new option for ongoing, affordable, on-site professional development.

Looking UP
A principal reflects on the process that helped her school grow in 21 of 21 target areas.

Why Wordle?
New tech tools add a deeper dimension to learning - if you use them strategically. See how instructional leaders in one school district learned that first-hand.

SummerSALT 2009
Summer starts with a creative bang for teachers at a professional development conference that touch on teaching tools ranging from artichokes to wikis.

QTL Process Newsletters
April 2009 - Supporting Teachers
March 2009 - The 21st Century Classroom
Winter 2009 - Quality Teaching

ExplorNet CareerTech Newsletters
Summer 2009
Spring 2009


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