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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)

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Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Educators agree that social-emotional learning is important, but teachers and school leaders have different perceptions about how well students are faring.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The opt-out movement has an impact on K-12 accountability, but it's complicated, write researchers Jessica K. Beaver and Lucas Westmaas.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
PhilaSoup, a grassroots organization founded in 2011, brings teachers together to share struggles and ideas, and to pool money for classroom projects.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
In summer learning programs, social and emotional learning is a key way to support a student's individual needs, writes Tiffany Gueye.
May 29, 2015 - Education Week

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