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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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Teacher Beat Blog

03/30 04:00 pm | New York Budget Agreement Brings Changes, Uncertainty on Teacher Issues | The tentative framework would tighten tenure and dismissal processes and require the state education department to develop a new teacher-evaluation system.

Teaching Ahead Blog

04/01 11:48 am | We Must Reshape the Teacher Narrative in Today's Media | Teachers must be more proactive in sharing stories about their students, classrooms, and schools to show all of the good things that are happening, Craig Williams says.

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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 English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
Policy questions emerge as evidence continues to mount that teachers who earn national-board certification are more effective.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, had some surprising advice for young people interested in becoming public school teachers today: Don’t do it.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has pledged continued support for the Department of Education’s Teach to Lead initiative.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Handle frustrations and challenges by approaching classroom management as a mystery—complicated and constantly changing—rather than as a straightforward puzzle, advises teacher Larry Ferlazzo.
March 24, 2015 - Teacher
New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
When students are motivated by star charts and glitter pencils instead of a love of knowledge, writes Justin Minkel, they stop paying attention to what they're supposed to be learning.
March 23, 2015 - Teacher
As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher

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