National Board Certification http://www.kplu.org en Can you turn around a struggling school without tearing it down? http://www.kplu.org/post/can-you-turn-around-struggling-school-without-tearing-it-down <p>School districts are often encouraged to make sweeping changes in order to lift up low-achieving schools. Shutting a school down and overhauling it or replacing most of the staff are among the solutions favored by <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/ost/index.html">federal officials </a>these days. But <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/another-tacoma-middle-school-joins-list-low-performers">one struggling school in Tacoma </a>is taking an opposite approach: they’re doubling down on the teachers they already have.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 6277 at http://www.kplu.org Can you turn around a struggling school without tearing it down? Bonuses aren't attracting teachers to low-income schools, UW researchers find http://www.kplu.org/post/bonuses-arent-attracting-teachers-low-income-schools-uw-researchers-find <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-959329.mp3</p><p>Money is not enticing Washington&rsquo;s top teachers to move to low-income schools, according to University of Washington researchers. They studied a state program that gives bonuses to teachers who go through a rigorous evaluation process called National Board Certification.</p><p>Supporters of the program, however, say it&#39;s successful because more teachers at struggling schools now have the high level proficiency endorsement.</p><p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:02:45 +0000 Charla Bear 1064 at http://www.kplu.org Bonuses aren't attracting teachers to low-income schools, UW researchers find