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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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07/05 05:00 pm | Bid to Increase Merged-Affiliate Representation Fails at NEA Assembly | The amendment would have given the states in which affiliates of the NEA and the American Federation of Teachers have merged more representation within the union.

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06/04 09:00 pm | How Does the Opt-Out Movement Intend to Close Achievement Gaps? | The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. It's wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing ...

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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
Jessica Keigan offers advice on joining the world of online writing and expanding your influence as an educator.
May 26, 2015 - Teacher
State legislators and the governor are under pressure to craft a new plan after the state’s high court overturned a 2013 statute altering pensions for retired teachers.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Filling the last month of class can be tricky, but history teacher Brison Harvey has found a way to keep students engaged right through the end of the year: Let students create their own projects.
May 19, 2015 - Teacher
May 19, 2015 - Education Week
Pre-teaching lessons can give struggling students a head start, as well as a crucial opportunity to experience success in the classroom, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
May 18, 2015 - Teacher
A collective of teachers, advocates, and scholars is leveraging social media to elevate the perspectives of people of color in education policy discussions.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
May 12, 2015 - Education Week

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