This report, part two of a three-part study, summarizes progress on key indicators of professional development collected as a part of the 2003-4 and 2007-08 Schools and Staffing Survey. Data and findings drawn from this study will be used to establish benchmarks for assessing progress in professional development over time. The study compares data from previous surveys and provides state-by-state comparison data.
The multiyear research initiative is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MetLife Foundation, NSDC, and the Wallace Foundation.
A new book, Global Education Reform: How Privatization and Public Investment Influence Education Outcomes, provides a powerful analysis of these different ends of an ideological spectrum – from market-based experiments to strong state investments in public education.