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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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Teacher Beat Blog

10/03 02:45 pm | NEA Backs Hillary Clinton in Democratic Primary | The endorsement comes despite serious misgivings from some affiliates, who were hoping a slower endorsement process would give the union more time to extract more policy ...

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

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
New Teachers
Professional Learning Communities

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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
New data from the RAND Corp. tracks teachers' PD needs, with a focus on topics connected to the common core.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
A pilot professional-development program funded by the National Science Foundation introduces elementary school teachers to a method of advanced problem-solving.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
A number of new PD initiatives aim to help teachers elicit more complex responses and interpretations from students.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
Key sources of common-core related PD, online lesson sites for teachers come with fine-print complexities.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week
As platforms evolve, more districts are using video to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 28, 2015 - Education Week

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