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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)

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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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05/02 05:43 pm | Secretary King Talks Teacher Diversity With Boston Educators of Color | U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. spoke with a group of Boston public school educators at Gardner Pilot Academy about diversity in the teaching force.

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10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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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 U.S. Supreme Court's deadlock in a case over teachers' union fees for non-members was a relief for organized labor, but cases on the issue still percolate in the lower courts.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Pressure stemming from the testing opt-out movement has led to some heated debate in the Empire State involving standards and the use of student scores in teacher evaluations.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Teacher Precious Crabtree argues that unions still have essential role to play in supporting teachers and improving schools
April 6, 2016 - Teacher
If you want to know how well your instruction lines up with your values, just take a hard look at how the children you teach spend their hours in your care, writes Justin Minkel.
April 5, 2016 - Teacher
For too many educators, says Elizabeth Stein, co-teaching is a cursory act rather than a meaningful experience. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
March 30, 2016 - Teacher
Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
A teacher's enjoyment in the classroom is a precondition for student learning, writes assistant education professor Jonathan Eckert.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Kathy Thayer explains how teachers at her school tackled new content standards by building a more interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to instruction.
March 29, 2016 - Teacher

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