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Debbie Cruger-Hansen, a 4th grade teacher at Mira Vista School in Richmond, Calif., integrates the teaching of technical skills such as keyboarding and online searching into regular lessons.
—Eric Risberg/AP

Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know. (May 15, 2015)

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Former Florida Teacher of the Year Megan Allen shares a few lessons to help teacher leaders feel better prepared for public presentations.
July 1, 2015 - Teacher
A planned teacher education academy spearheaded by former Teachers College President Arthur E. Levine aims to experiment with some of the most high-profile—and controversial—ideas in higher education delivery.
June 16, 2015 - Education Week
The journey of becoming a better version of your teacher self is all about finding balance, joy, and opportunities to learn and collaborate, says special education teacher Elizabeth Stein.
June 10, 2015 - Teacher (Web)
To improve teacher preparation, college of education deans must reach a consensus, as medical educators did in 1910, writes Benjamin Riley.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
A statewide reading initiative begun 17 years ago in Alabama is credited with raising reading scores and narrowing racial achievement gaps in one of the nation’s poorest states.
May 11, 2015 - Education Week
To prepare preschool teachers for the classroom, we need to look beyond conventional teacher education, argues Katharine B. Stevens.
May 4, 2015 - Education Week
Attempting to alter a federal education funding formula is politically problematic because a change can shift money from one state or district to another.
April 30, 2015 - Education Week
A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week

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