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History teacher Derrick Sanders, a first-year Teach For America corps member in Dallas, congratulates his students on a job well done.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

At 25, Teach For America Enters Period of Change

Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model. (January 15, 2016)

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

07/22 03:49 pm | Illinois Gov. Apologizes for Calling Chicago Teachers 'Illiterate' | Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said that half of Chicago teachers were "illiterate" in a 2011 email, recently released to a city newspaper.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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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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This former math teacher is driven to give all students, regardless of ZIP code, more opportunities to use technology to "create to learn."
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers are expected to make sure students are using digital learning devices in "active" ways. But what does that mean and how does that work?
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Several education schools have taken deliberate steps in recent years to better integrate technology into their curricula to better prepare teachers for modern classrooms.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
New initiatives aim to help schools improve piloting of ed-tech tools and make better purchasing and adoption decisions.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Education Week Tech Confidence Index examines teachers' perspectives on the present and future status of educational technology in K-12 schools.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Newly introduced federal legislation is looking to help teachers move from one state to another without jumping through a lot of hoops.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Concerns about literacy and other shortfalls on the part of some child-care and preschool staff members renew calls for more training and support to boost worker qualifications.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
Supportive leadership and guidance from colleagues are critical new teachers' success today, writes veteran educator Cindi Rigsbee.
June 7, 2016 – Teacher
To prevent burnout, teachers need to be aware of counterproductive habits masked as professional norms or expectations.
June 3, 2016 – Teacher
At Harwood Union High School, students are deeply involved in shaping school life—including teaching and learning practices.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week

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