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Billie Dolce, a special education teacher for 31 years, in her New Orleans East home.
—Edmund Fountain for Education Week

'Death of My Career'

The mass firings of veteran teachers after Hurricane Katrina—dealt in large measure to African-American women—continue to infuse the debate over New Orleans’ schools with a particular bitterness. (August 24, 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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Teacher Beat Blog

09/02 10:40 am | New Online Teacher-Certification Program Plans for Rapid Expansion | The TEACH-NOW Educatore School of Education plans to train 10,000 teachers over the next five years, up from 600.

Teaching Ahead Blog

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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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.

PD Directory

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The recent Ed Next survey reveals disparate opinions on what children should be learning, says Harvard's Paul E. Peterson.
September 4, 2015 - Education Week
This overview covers teacher evaluation and includes information on teacher evaluation models, controversies surrounding the issue, research on teacher quality, and reform trends. It also includes definitions for collective bargaining and value-added models.
September 3, 2015 - Education Week
Sandra Bland's brutal encounter with the police earlier this summer holds lessons for teachers in de-escalating conflict, writes Adam Feinberg.
September 2, 2015 - Education Week
Relying on tired beliefs about teaching doesn't help the profession, Sandy Merz writes. He offers suggestions for retooling such clichés.
September 1, 2015 - Teacher
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers need not be intimidated by administrators when working on collaboration for the future, says teacher mentor Precious Crabtree.
August 25, 2015 - Teacher
Fearing she is doing them a disservice, English teacher Sherry Armstrong looks for ways to encourage her shy students without aggravating them.
August 19, 2015 - Teacher
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
August 18, 2015 - Education Week

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