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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on
Tenn. Teachers

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)

Spotlight on Teacher Evaluation

Understand how combined measures can provide a more balanced picture of teacher performance.

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Build teacher-to-teacher collaboration and learn how to start your teacher learning community.

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05/22 11:07 am | Houston Leaders Propose Slashing Bonus-Pay Program for Teachers | Houston may redirect funding from its $14 million merit-pay program into regular salary increases.

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05/21 11:08 pm | Teachers Have No Voice or Choice in Testing, So Why Would They Support It? | Public school educators have knowledge and expertise that should be welcomed into policy debates, says Deb McCarthy, and that means the teaching profession benefits from the ...

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When Teacher's Out: Building a Professional Substitute-Teaching Force
In this webinar, our guests discuss the role of the substitute teacher, the implications of teacher absences, and how school districts can improve the quality of substitute teachers.

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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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Schools that are led by teachers can be a great option for teachers and students alike, writes Lori Nazareno. Having helped launch one, she shares her advice for teachers who are interested in making their own schools more teacher-powered.
April 22, 2015 - Teacher
Most of the former educators convicted in a cheating scandal will remain free on bond while they appeal.
April 17, 2015 - Education Week
A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching is as much an emotional investment as it is a mental one, Melissa Witt writes. But there are ways to work through the exhaustion.
April 15, 2015 - Teacher
Several professional challenges work against teachers, including the lack of autonomy and the absence of downtime, writes Jack Schneider.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the time crunch as a school year winds down, writes Stephanie Pinkin, but there are still ways to put reading back at the center of your classroom.
April 14, 2015 - Teacher

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