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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

N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures

New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons. (December 16, 2014)

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12/19 09:11 am | A Good Teacher Needs to Be Surrounded by Good Teachers | Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education alleging that an elementary school principal discriminated against pregnant teachers by giving them lower performance evaluations and threatening to get them fired.
December 23, 2014 - AP
In the spirit of the holiday season, Nancy Barile highlights the examples of 12 educators—representative of many others—who've quietly gone the extra mile to ensure that their students get the care and attention they need.
December 17, 2014 - Teacher
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
December 16, 2014 - Education Week
If teachers could design the schools of the future, what would they look like? Bill Tolley's would embody the principles of human rights.
December 10, 2014 - Teacher
Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes.
December 9, 2014 | Updated: December 17, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The best advice about teaching practices doesn't have to be new—and often, it isn't, educator Eric Sundberg says.
December 5, 2014 - Teacher
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
December 5, 2014 - Education Week
When his students write poems, they reveal the gap between who they are and who they might become, teacher Kip Zegers says.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success.
December 2, 2014 - Teacher

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