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Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

The Plugged-In School

By Dave Boliek
CEO, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
The National Staff Development Council recently in its Learning System publication detailed a mythical “plugged-in” school in which districts harness technology to attract and retain new teachers.
This is worth your time to read this report and reflect on the possibilities. Folks like my friend, Dave […]

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Avoidable Losses: How High Stakes Accountability Rewards High Schools for Pushing Kids Out

David L. Boliek
CEO, The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning

The system spawned by No Child Left Behind can and has led to schools encouraging low performing students to drop out. Say what?!?!? If you dump low performers, school scores go up.
Yep. A study released Jan 31, 2008 and viewed only […]

Monday, October 8th, 2007

How I Spent My Summer

Dr. Jane Falls
IMTA Program Administrator, Virginia Tech
As most of know those of us in the field of education look at our summers as a time for rest and relaxation so why did I want to go to a workshop and spend time driving 30 miles one way for five days and sit for 8 […]

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Welcome to the QTL Teacher Blog

School improvement. Student achievement. Teacher performance. Staff collaboration. Simple terms, complicated issues. The QTL Blog is a place where staff and instructional leaders with The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning present ideas and reflections on making school a place where teaching is engaging, learning is active, and achievement is […]