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Open Letter
to a First-Year Teacher

For Robert Kolar, the first year of teaching was difficult—but it was also rewarding. He offers some advice to new teachers starting this fall. (July 29, 2014)

10 Tips for edTPA Success

Amie Jette, who will begin her teaching career this fall, spent weeks preparing for the edTPA. Here's what she learned. (July 29, 2014)

A Conversation for the New School Year

Starr Sackstein asks: What does learning mean to your students, and how will you help them understand how to recognize achievement? (August 1, 2014)

'Myths & Lies' That Threaten Our Schools

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What Politicians Are Bringing In Union Money?

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