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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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01/27 02:35 pm | AFT to Senate: Keep Paraprofessional Qualifications in NCLB Rewrite | The union says that removing the requirements for paraprofessionals in Title I schools could harm quality.

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01/23 09:07 pm | What a Lesson Plan for Parent Engagement Looks Like | Let's make engaging students and families beyond our classrooms a part of every lesson plan, Megan M. Allen 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 students who talk the most are often the ones learning the most, says Cossondra George, but it can be hard to get everyone to speak up. Here are her tricks for getting quiet students to raise their voices.
January 6, 2015 - Teacher
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English teacher and instructional technology coach Brianna Crowley offers practical advice on creating professional learning networks built on intersecting layers of relationships.
December 31, 2014 - Teacher
In the spirit of the holiday season, Nancy Barile highlights the examples of 12 educators—representative of many others—who've quietly gone the extra mile to ensure that their students get the care and attention they need.
December 17, 2014 - Teacher
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 - Education Week
If teachers could design the schools of the future, what would they look like? Bill Tolley's would embody the principles of human rights.
December 10, 2014 - Teacher
Critics like United Students Against Sweatshops should applaud Teach For America, not bash it, former Milwaukee schools chief Howard Fuller writes.
December 9, 2014 | Updated: December 17, 2014 - Education Week
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The best advice about teaching practices doesn't have to be new—and often, it isn't, educator Eric Sundberg says.
December 5, 2014 - Teacher
John I. Goodlad, who died last month, is best known for writing A Place Called School, based on a landmark study of 1,000 classrooms.
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