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Professor Nicholas M. Michelli stands outside the Graduate Center City University of New York in midtown Manhattan. Mr. Michelli, who took part in New York's teacher-preparation-review process, believes the state should have intervened more strongly.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs

States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis. (December 16, 2014)

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12/15 09:46 am | Teach For America Facing Recruitment Challenges | Teach For America may fall 25 percent short of demand for its teachers, the organization said in a memo to partner districts.

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12/12 02:13 pm | Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters | An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's ...

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Even though states and districts are choking on data, Bernard Fryshman writes, there's still very little understanding of what constitutes great teaching.
August 11, 2014 - Teacher
Arthur Levine shares lessons learned in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's efforts to attract and prepare high-ability teacher-candidates for work in struggling schools.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
Rather than stall progress, the NEA and the AFT should help schools transition from relics of the past to institutions of the future, writes Leslie C. Francis.
July 30, 2014 - Education Week
At their respective conventions in July, the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers often echoed one another.
July 25, 2014 - Education Week
At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan.
July 25, 2014 - Education Week
OECD study finds that U.S. teachers spend significantly more hours per week working than their international peers and have have fewer opportunities for cross-classroom collaboration.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Tennessee officials enlisted teachers early in key elements of the state's Race to the Top initiatives that affect the teaching force.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
July 7, 2014 - Education Week
A new survey conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week probes the views of superintendents on the common core, teacher recruitment and evaluation, and district finances, among other topics.
July 1, 2014 - Education Week

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