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K-12 Talent Manager Blog
"Teachers cannot control where students are at the beginning of the year, but educators can impact the progress students make while they are in their classroom," writes Emily Douglas.

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Explore the methods used by accomplished educators to build intrinsic, or self-directed, motivation in students. Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures.

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Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new MetLife survey. (Education Week)
Efforts to promote an evolving area of study—entrepreneurship in education—are taking hold in graduate schools across the country. (Education Week)
Curriculum Matters
Science is taught daily at just one in five classrooms at the K-3 level, new national data indicate, and less than half of all elementary teachers surveyed feel very well-prepared to teach it.
The proposal includes a 3.0 GPA for applicants and evidence that programs' graduates make an impact in their K-12 classrooms. (Education Week)
Almost half said in a survey they weren't ready to teach the standards, especially to students considered at-risk and those with special needs. (Education Week)
An Education Week review of state data suggests the number of teachers at the elementary level outstrips available jobs. (Education Week)
Basing more than half a teacher's evaluation on student test scores seemed to compromise it, researchers also found. (Education Week)

Career Corner
Conquering Virtual Career Fairs

A university career center director shares tips on how job seekers can prepare for and maximize their success at a virtual career fair.

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Report Roundup
Two scholars take aim at the final results from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Measures of Effective Teaching project in a new report, saying the data offer little insight into how teacher-evaluation systems should be structured. (Education Week)
Most urban districts plan to fully implement the Common Core State Standards by the 2014-15 school year, according to a new report from the Council of the Great City Schools. (Education Week)

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Wednesday, March 13, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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What makes an effective PLC? This webinar introduces strategies involving effective use of data in a Delaware-based collaborative PLC program that is helping educators better prepare students for the common core. DOE Deputy Donna Mitchell shares insights including what led to a 16–20% increase in student proficiency on state tests.

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