Under: professional development
In a new report from PayScale, Inc., called Professional Development: What Employees Want, the nearly 38,000 workers surveyed by the compensation software firm were asking for two things:
"[Organizations] that take the time to assess their current education programs and look for ways to engage younger members will benefit in the long run."
A recent article in Politico claims that the federal E-Rate program produced no gains in student SAT results in North Carolina public high schools. With this assertion, the author concludes that federal programs supporting school connectivity nationwide should be eliminated, or at least halted until investments can demonstrate a stronger relationship with student outcomes. But the article’s underlying study doesn’t support such a sweeping conclusion, and the author fails to recognize the key role played by professional development for teachers in improving classroom learning through technology.