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Most teachers do not believe standardized tests have significant value as measures of student performance, according to a new Scholastic-Gates report.
March 20, 2012 – Teacher
Stepping outside the traditional classroom to work in new capacities can give teachers perspective and inspiration, says Megan Allen.
November 14, 2011 – Teacher
Alternative-certification programs, including local "grow your own" efforts, are central to addressing shortages of minority teachers, according to two new reports.
November 10, 2011 – Teacher
Newer teachers are more likely than their veteran counterparts to support such controversial education policy changes as using student growth in teacher evaluations, differentiating pay based on performance, and decreasing tenure protections, according to two recent national surveys.
November 7, 2011 – Teacher
At an education forum in Washington this week, the authors of a new study on teacher compensation discussed their surprising conclusion that, counter to popular belief, public school teachers are overpaid.
November 2, 2011 – Teacher
News Briefs

The Southern Law Poverty Center has issued a new set of lessons aimed at preventing racially charged incidents in schools.
October 17, 2007 – Teacher (Web)

Summer gigs with long-term payoffs.
May 1, 2007 – Teacher

A few states aim to solve the teacher-equity problem.
December 1, 2006 – Teacher

The 'highly qualified' path for experienced teachers may soon be eliminated.
December 1, 2006 – Teacher

Bill Cosby says teachers need to be able to articulate their passion for their subjects.
November 7, 2006 – Teacher (Web)

Advice on dealing with difficult parents.
October 1, 2006 – Teacher

From focusing on parent partnerships to implementing lessons from Uganda, see what this cross-section of teachers is looking forward to most.
September 7, 2011 – Teacher
Many states are scrambling to put data systems in place that can accurately connect teachers to their students—a process that's more complicated than it may sound.
September 2, 2011 – Teacher
Pre-service teachers need more opportunities to make meaningful connections between their coursework and classroom experiences, says student-teacher mentor Sarah Henchey.
July 26, 2011 – Teacher
Dealing with parents can be intimidating—especially for new teachers—but treating them as partners can go a long way in helping students succeed, says Gail Tillery.
June 21, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
A middle school language arts teacher helps her students meet writing goals by having them create their own magazines on topics of their choice.
June 14, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
A middle school reading teacher offers tips on how to help students develop their literary imaginations amidst the pop culture that surrounds them.
June 7, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
A special education teacher offers advice on how to ask effective questions—ones that require students to go beyond regurgitating facts.
May 31, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
A middle school teacher offers end-of-year reflections on working with a student teacher—an experience that proved mutually beneficial.
May 23, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers are far from done at 3 p.m., says a veteran educator, and often give up vacation and family time to be there for students.
May 17, 2011 | Updated: April 29, 2016 – Teacher
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Members of the Teacher Leaders Network fielded questions on career challenges and opportunities for teachers.

Three experts in teacher recruitment and placement took questions on how to negotiate today's education job market.

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