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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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03/04 08:58 am | Study: Teach For America's Scale-Up Didn't Harm Quality | Teachers hired during the first two years of an expansion of the program were as good as their peers, and in grades pre-K-2 they helped their students learn more in reading, a ...

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02/28 11:59 pm | Work Ethic and Audacity: The Heart of Teacher Leadership | For teachers, individual work ethic buys the chance to deviate from traditional pedagogical paths and try new things, Jessica Pack writes.

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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.

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The Teaching Ambassador Fellows at the U.S. Department of Education have sought to bring teacher leadership to federal policy.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
A new system in Baltimore rewards teachers based on their accomplishments rather than their seniority or credentials, presenting teachers with new options.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
Too many good teachers are forced to leave the classroom just because they want new challenges and a sense of advancement, English teacher Paul Barnwell says.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education is built on the idea that the best teachers need opportunities to wrestle with cognitively challenging professional work to improve their craft and spread their expertise.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
Teachers trying to attract students to extracurricular activities need to think beyond the morning announcements and pizza parties, writes Kimberly Long.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The best teachers are those who earn the trust of their students. Rosalie Arndt takes a look at three different teaching personalities and how teachers can transform themselves into "The Real Deal."
February 10, 2015 - Teacher
With Valentine's Day approaching, Cindi Rigsbee shares four ways teachers can make room for a little more love in the school day.
February 3, 2015 - Teacher
A new study says U.S. teachers still lead the world in time spent in front of a class—but not as much as everyone thinks.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
A controversial federal proposal to improve monitoring of teacher-preparation programs has drawn more than 2,300 public comments, many of them reflecting coordinated opposition from higher education and policy groups.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
January 28, 2015 - Education Week

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