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In the fall of 2009, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched the two-year Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project to rigorously develop and test multiple measures of teacher effectiveness. This brochure summarizes data on student achievement gains analyzed through the project.
I was first inspired to teach by my mom, a history teacher of 35 years, and by my 10th grade English teacher. Now, as an English teacher at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tennessee, I enjoy the spark and “Aha!” moment on my students’ faces when they understand a concept or master a complex task.
Research shows that teachers learn best from each other, and that a school leadership model that leverages teacher leadership can positively impact instruction. Why not turn to teachers to help lead in the area they know best?
COVID-19 has disrupted learning across the country and amplified already existing racial and socioeconomic inequities. Now more than ever, students who have fallen behind and are considering changing their plans for after high school because of the pandemic need enhanced support.
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