Below is a quote from an article published on The Atlantic’s website. I have not read the article in it’s entirety yet, but it looks interesting and wanted to pass it along. Happy reading!
Quote from the beginning of the article:
For years, the secrets to great teaching have seemed more like alchemy than science, a mix of motivational mumbo jumbo and misty-eyed tales of inspiration and dedication. But for more than a decade, one organization has been tracking hundreds of thousands of kids, and looking at why some teachers can move them three grade levels ahead in a year and others can’t. Now, as the Obama administration offers states more than $4 billion to identify and cultivate effective teachers, Teach for America is ready to release its data.