U.S. Department of Education Releases Blueprint to Elevate and Transform the Teaching Profession, Calls Educators to Action
Today the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will release the Obama Administration's blueprint for elevating and transforming the teaching profession, also known as the Blueprint for RESPECT (Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence, and Collaborative Teaching).
World Teachers’ Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of teachers across the globe. Education is recognized worldwide as the most important driver of economic growth and social change, and teachers are the ones leading the way.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $1.2 million in grants to school districts in California, Florida, Nevada and New York to train arts educators serving high-poverty schools.
Today, the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the names of 12 teachers selected to serve as Teaching Ambassador Fellows for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year.
The U.S. Department of Education today announced the launch of the “State-Tribal Education Partnership” – or STEP – pilot program, which will award $1.9 million in competitive grants to tribal education agencies (TEAs) to increase their role in the education of American Indian and Alaska Native students.
Second International Summit Spotlights Examples for Improving School Leader and Teacher Preparation and Development
Education leaders from 23 high-performing and rapidly-improving countries and regions worldwide convened in New York City yesterday and today, at the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession, to share common challenges and best practices for training and supporting teachers and school leaders.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan today announced the award of nearly $24.6 million for three grants to improve student achievement by increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals. Funded under the Supporting Effective Educators Development (SEED) program, projects are awarded to the National Writing Project, New Teacher Center, and Teach for America.
Today, we are formally launching Project RESPECT.
RESPECT is an acronym that stands for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching. I've always believed that in education, we simply don't have enough acronyms yetwe needed one more!
All kidding aside, let me break down what RESPECT is all about:
Obama Administration Seeks to Elevate Teaching Profession, Duncan to Launch RESPECT Project: Teacher-Led National Conversation
The Obama Administration's 2013 proposed budget includes a new $5 billion competitive program to challenge states and districts to work with teachers, unions, colleges of education and other stakeholders to comprehensively reform the field of teaching. The proposal touches on every phase of teaching from training and tenure to compensation and career opportunities.
Statement by U.S. Education Secretary Duncan in Support of NEA's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's Report on Teacher Effectiveness
Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in support of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching's report on teacher effectiveness: