Expanding the Impact of Excellent Teachers

August 16, 2012 – Public Impact’s Bryan Hassel teams up with Celine Coggins of Teach Plus in this Commentary for Education Week. They argue that school reform efforts that do not expand the impact—and number—of excellent teachers are bound to fall short. Schools must extend the reach of excellent teachers to more students, couple teacher collaboration with teacher leadership, and empower top teachers to shape school culture. Meanwhile, policymakers must clear away the policies that holds great teachers back and boost the national will to put an excellent teacher in every classroom.

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The Original Personalization App—Great Teachers

September 17, 2012 - In this post for Education Next, Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel focus on the new District Race to the Top criteria requiring all applicants to meet an "Absolute Priority" for learning personalization that includes "expand[ing] student access...

How to Pay Teachers Dramatically More, Within Budget

July 30, 2012 - In this Education Next post, Bryan Hassel and Emily Ayscue Hassel explain the findings of Public Impact’s recent financial analyses aimed at determining how much more schools could pay teachers—within budget—just by putting excellent teachers in charge...

Ed-Tech Innovators: Get Results Now by Leveraging Great Teachers

July 11, 2012 - In this guest column on Tom Vander Ark’s Vander Ark on Innovation blog, Emily Ayscue Hassel and Bryan Hassel emphasize seven priorities educational technology innovators should consider when designing digital learning tools. By consulting excellent...