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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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When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
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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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When his students write poems, they reveal the gap between who they are and who they might become, teacher Kip Zegers says.
December 2, 2014 - Education Week
Creating a plan for students with diverse needs can be challenging, but Cossandra George has some tools and tips for success.
December 2, 2014 - Teacher
Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department of Education.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
A great teacher, says Jessica Cuthbertson, steps outside the classroom to share teacher-driven success stories with the public. Cuthbertson says there are opportunities for all teachers to become ambassadors for their profession.
November 25, 2014 - Teacher
Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition.
November 25, 2014 - Education Week
New guidance offers leeway as states craft ways to ensure disadvantaged students have access to as many highly qualified teachers as other students.
November 24, 2014 - Education Week
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher
Melinda G. George, president of the National Commission on Teaching and America's future, says that teachers' voices must be heard for educational initiatives to be successful.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week

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