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Wendi Pillars discusses what it means to be a teacher leader through the action words that define the role to her. (Teacher)
Commentary
Teacher-educators should help their students to productively navigate the political terrain that is part of education, Kevin Meuwissen says. (Education Week)
The urgency comes due to concerns that one of the governor's main education initiatives has gotten stalled. (AP)
The largest program of its type just a few years ago, the state's once-vaulted teacher merit pay plan is no more. (McClatchy-Tribune)
Enrollment fluxes and understaffed schools are causing the Philadelphia School District to "level," meaning that some teachers will have two grades in the same classroom. (McClatchy-Tribune)
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The Common Core State Standards themselves won't be enough to guide teachers to best practices in writing instruction, according to a new analysis.
Two large-scale efforts to put digital devices in the hands of students have been halted because of a variety of hardware and management problems. (Education Week)

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