Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy published a piece on my recent work with Jim Spillane that examines the dissolution of teachers' work-related social ties. You can read about the work here, and find the article (just published online in Educational Administration Quarterly) here.
I recently wrote a guest blog entitled, "Subgroup-Specific Accountability, Teacher Job Assignments, and Teacher Attrition: Lessons for States," for the Shanker Blog at the Albert Shanker Institute. This blog describes the findings of my recent study of the impacts of No Child Left Behind's subgroup-specific accountability on teachers. I describe the findings of the study, and suggest that under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) states should carefully monitor the impacts of their subgroup-focused accountability policies on not only student subgroups, but also on teachers.
My recent work with Jim Spillane (Northwestern University) and Tracy Sweet (University of Maryland) was featured in Education Week's "Teaching Now" blog. The post describes our paper, which was recently published online in Sociology of Education, examining whether and how physical proximity in school buildings predicts teachers' and school leaders' interactions about teaching and learning. The paper was also featured on the website of Northwestern's School of Education and Social Policy.