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Billie Dolce, a special education teacher for 31 years, in her New Orleans East home.
—Edmund Fountain for Education Week

'Death of My Career'

The mass firings of veteran teachers after Hurricane Katrina—dealt in large measure to African-American women—continue to infuse the debate over New Orleans’ schools with a particular bitterness. (August 24, 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

09/02 10:40 am | New Online Teacher-Certification Program Plans for Rapid Expansion | The TEACH-NOW Educatore School of Education plans to train 10,000 teachers over the next five years, up from 600.

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.

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Constructive feedback can make teacher observation more meaningful, insists Miriam Greenberg of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week
Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.
August 7, 2015 - Teacher
With a new school year approaching, districts around the country are issuing urgent pleas for teachers to come work for them.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
Philosopher John Locke's advice on schooling remains relevant for educators even after three centuries, writes researcher Peter Gibbon.
August 4, 2015 - Education Week
New teachers face many obstacles during their first year on the job. Middle school teacher Cristie Watson draws attention to some major errors to avoid.
August 4, 2015 - Teacher
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

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