Professional Development in the United States: Trends and Challenges

Professional Development in the United States: Trends and Challenges cover
August 1, 2010
Linda Darling-Hammond, Ruth Chung Wei, Alethea Andree, Nikole Richardson, and Stelios Orphanos
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.