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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on
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The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core. (April 9, 2015)

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07/30 04:09 pm | TEACH Grants Would Get a Makeover Under New Bipartisan Bill | The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

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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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English teacher Brianna Crowley offers tips on adding visual appeal and avoiding soul-killing PowerPoint conventions in your presentations.
July 29, 2015 - Teacher
It's tough for educators to withhold judgment of a student's response, but Thomas Newkirk argues that it could help deepen student understanding.
July 28, 2015 - Education Week
High school English teacher Amy Williams says that the role of gender in K-12 school cultures is too little examined, resulting in missed opportunities for professional growth and instructional nuance.
July 21, 2015 - Teacher
The most compelling presenters use effective teaching practices to engage their audience, says teacher Brianna Crowley.
July 21, 2015 - Teacher
Teacher Anthony Colucci says that, in order for their voices to be heard, teacher leaders need to make their stories interesting and be confident in their skills.
July 14, 2015 - Teacher
David Edwards, deputy general secretary of Education International, reflects on what he learned about education and leadership from National Board President Ron Thorpe, who passed away last week.
July 8, 2015 - Teacher
Letter to the Editor
K-12 Leaders: Embrace Branding
July 7, 2015 - TopSchoolJobs
Schools in Rochester, N.Y., demonstrate winning strategies for extending learning time, write the superintendent and a city leader.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
Florida teachers may be eligible for bonuses of up to $10,000 if they scored well on their SAT or ACT college entrance exams, no matter how many years ago they took them.
July 6, 2015 - McClatchy-Tribune
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging unions' practice of compelling nonmembers to pay service fees.
July 2, 2015 - Education Week

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