Learning from the Experts

Learning from the Experts Teacher Leaders on Solving America’s Education Challenges

Edited by Celine Coggins, Heather G. Peske, and Kate McGovern
cloth, 168 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-625-8
Price: $65.00

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Pub. Date: November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-626-5
paper, 168 Pages
Pub. Date: November 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1-61250-624-1
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Learning from the Experts offers an intimate look at the ways education policies collide with everyday classroom practices and illustrates how thoughtful, solutions-oriented and results-driven teachers are reframing debates in education today.


Securing a world-class education for our students demands the contribution of a world-class teaching force. This volume contributes to this goal. Learning from the Experts captures the insights and ingenuity of our best and brightest teachers. The essays presented in these pages bolster my conviction that teachers can be architects of a stronger educational future. — Mitchell D. Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, Massachusetts

Learning from the Experts should be required reading for policy makers, school officials, and would-be reformers who imagine that they can save public education. Our schools will be in good hands if teachers like these inspire more teachers like these to speak out and step up. — Susan Moore Johnson, Jerome T. Murphy Professor of Education, and director, The Project on the Next Generation of Teachers, Harvard Graduate School of Education

This book highlights the lessons we can learn from our very own teachers in the realm of best policy and practice. In doing so, it elevates the status of teaching as a profession. Learning from the Experts is a celebration of collaboration for the betterment of teachers and the students they serve. — John E. Deasy, superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District

What is most striking about these stories is their genuine call-to-action narrative: Having been identified as highly effective teachers, these men and women know exactly how much of a difference putting the right teacher in the right classroom can make. All education stakeholders would be wise to learn from these experts. — Singer Crawford, Fordham Institute

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About the Editors

Celine Coggins is the founder and CEO of Teach Plus.

Heather G. Peske is the associate commissioner for educator quality at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She previously worked as the vice president of programs at Teach Plus.

Kate McGovern is the communications manager at Teach Plus.

Table of Contents

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