Anna Duncan

Intern, PreK-12 Education

Anna Duncan is an intern with New America's PreK-12 Education Policy Program. Prior to joining New America, Anna worked as a Fellow at the National Council on Teacher Quality and designed arts education curricula for non-profits working in Chicago Public Schools. She is currently working towards her Master of Public Policy degree at George Washington University.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Teacher Preparation Programs: Measuring Success

A new study suggests teachers' observation ratings may be a useful measure when holding teacher preparation programs publicly accountable.


EDUCATION POLICY
Sometimes, Policy Isn't Enough

New America's recent report explores how compliance-based policy implementation affects teachers' professional development.


EDUCATION POLICY
Teacher Leaders: A Key Link Beween Teacher Evaluation and Professional Development

Teacher leadership models are helping states and districts link teacher evaluation systems with professional learning opportunities.


EDUCATION POLICY
Innovating Through Partnerships and Practice: The Senate's New Bill for Teacher Preparation

A proposed revision to the Teacher Quality Grant program would change how grant recipients partner with alternative preparation programs.


EDUCATION POLICY
The edTPA: What We Do & Don't Know

The edTPA is an increasingly required assessment for teacher candidates. But what do we currently know about the edTPA?


EDUCATION POLICY
What Do Teachers Actually Think About New Teacher Evaluations?

Takeaways from two new surveys of educators.


EDUCATION POLICY
Will States Act on New Principles for Teacher Evaluation and Support?

New principles from the CCSSO & an upcoming report from New America make recommendations for states as they refine their teacher evaluation.


EDUCATION POLICY
Taking the Teacher Evaluation Debate "Beyond Ratings"

The old teacher evaluation debate focuses on student growth data, but as federal dollars dry up will that change?


EDUCATION POLICY
What to Make of the OECD's New Report on Teacher Professionalism

The OECD's latest report on teacher professionalism surveyed educators from 34 countries. Are there lessons for the U.S. to learn?


EDUCATION POLICY
Passport to High-Quality Teacher PD

NCEE and Learning First recently released a report on international teacher professional development models.