Two reports detail how top-performing education systems use professional development each day


Two new reports reveal that in many top education systems, teacher professional development is built into their daily work as a means for school improvement and teacher quality.

The reports from the National Center on Education and the Economy’s (NCEE) Center on International Education Benchmarking (CIEB) suggest that the traditional U.S. model of professional development far underperforms key competitor countries.

“When teachers have strong incentives to get better and better at their work, and they are given the opportunity to work together every day in teams to improve student...

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