District PD spending does not equate to teacher improvement, study finds

professional-developmentResults from a study of more than 10,000 teachers across four districts reveals that professional development -- of any type -- did little for the teachers or districts studied, and found that less than a third of teachers improved performance year-over-year as a result.

The study, conducted by nonprofit TNTP, found that the participating districts (there were three large ones and one charter network) spent an average of $18,000 per teacher, per year on PD, but only three in 10 teachers saw "substantial"...

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