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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)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

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Teacher Beat Blog

01/23 10:02 am | Despite Financial Woes, Philadelphia Can't Overrule Teachers' Contract, Judge Rules | A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teacher contract and impose new terms.

Teaching Ahead Blog

01/23 09:07 pm | What a Lesson Plan for Parent Engagement Looks Like | Let's make engaging students and families beyond our classrooms a part of every lesson plan, Megan M. Allen writes.

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When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
In this webinar, our guests discuss the role of the substitute teacher, the implications of teacher absences, and how school districts can improve the quality of substitute teachers.

Special Collection

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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As demands of the job grow, principals are tapping into the talents of the teacher corps to serve in meaningful leadership roles that support management and improve instruction.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
January 20, 2015 - Teacher
It's easy for teachers to find themselves isolated in the classroom. Paul Barnwell has some strategies for getting more involved in the school community and forging connections between colleagues.
January 13, 2015 - Teacher
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
After battles in Albany over who should have access to results of state-mandated teacher evaluations, the group given the right to see them — parents — appears to be showing little interest.
January 12, 2015 - AP
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
The students who talk the most are often the ones learning the most, says Cossondra George, but it can be hard to get everyone to speak up. Here are her tricks for getting quiet students to raise their voices.
January 6, 2015 - Teacher
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
English teacher and instructional technology coach Brianna Crowley offers practical advice on creating professional learning networks built on intersecting layers of relationships.
December 31, 2014 - Teacher
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

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