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Gov. Tom Wolf and the legislature are locked in a fight over the state budget that has school systems scrambling over funding.
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Teachers in Pa. District Agree to Work for Free (Again)

School started this week in Pennsylvania's Chester Upland school district, which currently doesn't have any money. So the teachers' union there voted to work anyway, for free. (September 8, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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10/09 12:49 pm | New Resource: When Teacher Evaluation Hits the Courts | Be sure to check out our new resource on which states' teacher-evaluation systems are being challenged, and why.

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06/04 09:00 pm | How Does the Opt-Out Movement Intend to Close Achievement Gaps? | The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. It's wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing ...

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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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When teacher Jennifer Henderson heard about a school censoring a student for discussing being gay, she turned it into a learning opportunity for her own students.
October 7, 2015 - Teacher
The policy frenzy to establish new methods for evaluating teachers over the past few years has led to an unintended byproduct: lots of litigation.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan would like to see states and local governments repurpose some of the money they spend on incarceration and pour it into salaries for educators.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
Don't let rewards and punishments overtake a love for learning as the primary source of student motivation, Justin Minkel writes.
October 6, 2015 - Teacher
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
A professional learning community is not simply a meeting: It is an structured collaborative process. And it works, Rick DuFour and Douglas Reeves argue.
October 2, 2015 - Teacher
We should promote the intrinsic value of education ideas, rather than justifications tied to external outcomes, advises Alfie Kohn.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week
Could schools benefit from extreme makeovers in facilities, mindsets, or content emphases? Marcia Powell makes the case for doing so, with students, parents, and teachers taking the lead.
September 29, 2015 - Teacher
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term may reach into teachers' paychecks, union treasuries, and college admissions offices.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week

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