More than 25 Education Leaders Recommend Professional Development Systems Reboot

Aug 04, 2015, 12:15 ET from Learning Forward

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

WHO: More than 25 leaders from top education advocacy, membership, and philanthropic organizations, as well as state and local education agencies, in partnership with Learning Forward. Partners include National Education Association, American Federation of Teachers, Center for Teaching Quality, Center for American Progress and Council of Chief State School Officers.

WHAT: Learning Forward and partner organizations have issued a statement responding to the findings of "The Mirage: Confronting the Hard Truth About the Quest for Teacher Development," a new study from TNTP about the impact of teacher supports in three large public U.S. school systems. In the statement, leaders agree: "The bottom line is that the system for professional learning must be reimagined. While we have thought for years that we know what it takes to help people improve, the evidence doesn't support it. We must get serious about creating the systems of support that our teachers and students need most."

WHEN: The report and statement were released Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

WHERE: To read the full statement, visit To access The Mirage, visit


SOURCE Learning Forward