Research for Better Teaching Selected as Massachusetts Priority Partner for Effective Use of Data

– Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Initiative for Turnaround Schools and Race to the Top Funds –

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Acton, MA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012

Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), an established professional development organization for educators with focus on sustainable school improvement, has announced that the company was recently selected by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) as one of ten Priority Partners for turnaround schools in the category of Effective Use of Data. Being a Priority Partner allows RBT to partner with districts participating in the Race to the Top initiative to use those funds.

Says Nancy Love, Program Director for RBT, “We are honored to have been selected as a Priority Partner. Skillful Data Use(sm) is a key initiative at RBT, where we provide professional development, consulting, and resources to support districts and schools in establishing high-functioning data teams. We look forward to partnering with more Massachusetts districts to accelerate the achievement of their goals for improving teaching, learning, and professional community through effective use of a variety of data.”

As described by the Massachusetts ESE, Priority Partners for Turnaround is a Race to the Top initiative aimed at qualifying organizations to support district and school turnaround. Districts and schools will benefit from access to partners who:

  •     Have been vetted through a rigorous review process as having a demonstrated track record of effectiveness in accelerating school improvement.
  •     Are familiar with the context and requirements of Massachusetts school turnaround work.
  •     Understand Massachusetts Conditions for School Effectiveness.
  •     Are part of a Priority Partners Network to facilitate collaboration and alignment.

About Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT - http://www.RBTeach.com)
Research for Better Teaching, Inc. is an established professional development organization for educators offering nationally recognized programs to school districts for administrators, teachers, and coaches. RBT prides itself in being a partner with the educational community in supporting sustainable school improvement. Established in 1979 by Jon Saphier, RBT has been leading the way for improved skills for teachers and furthering the mission to provide quality education. Programs, publications, and consulting focus on building in-house professional development to ensure skillful teaching, developing teacher evaluation systems, training Data Coaches and Data Teams, and developing leadership skills for strong school cultures. RBT is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, outside of Boston.

© 2012 Research for Better Teaching, Inc. All rights reserved. Research for Better Teaching, RBTeach, and Skillful Data Use are service marks of Research for Better Teaching, Inc.

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