Kick off the New Year by getting up to speed on K-12 news, policy changes, commentary, and analysis — including the all-new Quality Counts 2008: Tapping Into Teaching. It is all available FREE during the Open House on edweek.org. You have access to EVERYTHING on edweek.org from January 15 through January 30. That means you can see everything premium subscribers see FREE for 2 weeks.
While visiting edweek.org, be sure to also check out Quality Counts 2008. In this edition of our annual 50-state report, you’ll examine strategies that states can use to unlock the full potential of the teaching profession. Find out how various states are approaching pay for performance, and how working conditions influence teacher retention, plus much more. You should also see your 2008 State Highlights Report, and then use the new grading calculator that allows you to enter your own weighting schemes. Of course, you will also want to look at previous editions, so view Quality Counts 2007 and 2006, which includes a 10-year retrospective, as well!
While you are at edweek.org, you’ll be able to use a great new feature — article comments. Share your thoughts with your colleagues in K-12 education on issues that are meaningful to you. It is easy to begin a dialogue: Just type in your comments at the end of the article. You will only need a display name for commenting, which you can add by clicking on My Account any time you are logged in.