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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on
Tenn. Teachers

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)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

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Teacher Beat Blog

04/21 03:11 pm | Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike | After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a ...

Teaching Ahead Blog

04/02 09:45 pm | Teachers Aren't Failing Schools, and Other Things People Should Be Hearing | While the national media continues to blather on about the education "crisis" and about "saving our schools," teachers are changing the story bit by bit, ...

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When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
In this webinar, our guests discuss the role of the substitute teacher, the implications of teacher absences, and how school districts can improve the quality of substitute teachers.

Special Collection

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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A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Next spring's round of assessments will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but the test-developer's tight time frame poses challenges.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
Project-based learning doesn't have to stay in the classroom, says middle school teacher Karla Duff, detailing how her students students created a clean-water initiative in their community.
April 8, 2015 - Teacher
As she prepares to leave the classroom behind for good, English teacher Rosa Nam asks herself, "Is teaching turning me into a terrible person?"
April 7, 2015 - Teacher
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
Policy questions emerge as evidence continues to mount that teachers who earn national-board certification see higher test scores among their students.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, had some surprising advice for young people interested in becoming public school teachers today: Don’t do it.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has pledged continued support for the Department of Education’s Teach to Lead initiative.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
Handle frustrations and challenges by approaching classroom management as a mystery—complicated and constantly changing—rather than as a straightforward puzzle, advises teacher Larry Ferlazzo.
March 24, 2015 - Teacher

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