National Staff Development Council Receives MetLife Foundation Grant to Launch Learning School Alliance

August 10, 2009

DALLAS—August 10, 2009—The National Staff Development Council has received a $350,000 grant from MetLife Foundation to launch the Learning School Alliance, a nationwide coalition of schools committed to collaborative leadership, effective teamwork, and increased student…

Continuous education is a challenge in the U.S.

June 5, 2009

Only 35% of teachers take courses in universities, says survey SAO PAULO—June 9, 2009—To accommodate the time in classroom with the time necessary to learn to teach is one of the major challenges faced by…

Obama Administration Calls on States and School Districts To Use Stimulus Funds for Professional Development

May 1, 2009

New Federal Guidelines Seek to Create Professional Development Programs that are Sustained, Data-Driven, and Focused on Student Instructional Needs DALLAS (May 1, 2009) – In new guidance to states, the Obama Administration is promoting professional…

National Staff Development Council Announces Two New Positions

April 2, 2009

DALLAS—April 2, 2009—National Staff Development Council Executive Director Stephanie Hirsh recently announced the appointment of Thomas Manning, who becomes Associate Director of Member Initiatives, as well as the promotion of Tracy Crow to Associate Director…

United States Is Substantially Behind Other Nations in Providing Teacher Professional Development That Improves Student Learning; Report Identifies Practices that Work

February 4, 2009

Nation Making Progress in Ensuring More Teachers Have Deep Content Knowledge and Mentoring But U.S. Teacher Development Lacks Intensity, Follow-up, & Usefulness WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 4, 2009 – Every year, nine in 10 of…

MetLife Foundation Grant Supports National Staff Development Council’s Learning School Alliance

December 22, 2008

National Staff Development Council Receives Wallace Foundation Grant to Advance School Leadership Agenda, Expand Dissemination Efforts

December 22, 2008

DALLAS—December 22, 2008—The National Staff Development Council (NSDC) will help The Wallace Foundation advance its ten-year initiative to improve education leadership in the United States. NSDC will use a $250,000 grant from Wallace to draw…

New Officers and Board Members at NSDC

December 22, 2008

DALLAS—December 22, 2008—Charles Mason, superintendent of Mountain Brook Schools in Mountain Brook, Ala., began his term as president of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) at the conclusion of the Council’s annual conference in Washington,…

Leader & Learner

December 7, 2008

National Staff Development Council Names Carol François as New Director of Learning

September 2, 2008

DALLAS—September 2, 2008—National Staff Development Council executive director Stephanie Hirsh recently announced the appointment of Carol François as director of learning. As NSDC’s director of learning, François is responsible for overall operation of the organization’s…

Educators Must Dramatically Increase Their Knowledge & Skills to Meet Rising Expectations & Global Demands

August 22, 2008

DALLAS—August 22, 2008—In the wake of today’s release of a new poll on “The Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools,” the National Staff Development Council (NSDC) is calling for major new initiatives to improve the performance…