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Alison Cotey is a first-year, 5th grade teacher at John Adams Elementary School in Kingsport, Tenn.
—Shawn Poynter for Education Week

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.

Spotlight on Professional Learning Communities

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

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Teacher Beat Blog

04/21 03:11 pm | Los Angeles District, Teachers Forge Tentative Agreement, Elude Strike | After nearly a year of negotiations and the threat of a strike, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a ...

Teaching Ahead Blog

04/02 09:45 pm | Teachers Aren't Failing Schools, and Other Things People Should Be Hearing | While the national media continues to blather on about the education "crisis" and about "saving our schools," teachers are changing the story bit by bit, ...

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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.

Special Collection

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.

PD Directory

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New research challenges the belief that teachers plateau early in their careers, suggesting instead their effectiveness grows over the first decade in the classroom and beyond.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
March 23, 2015 - Education Week
When students are motivated by star charts and glitter pencils instead of a love of knowledge, writes Justin Minkel, they stop paying attention to what they're supposed to be learning.
March 23, 2015 - Teacher
As more and more education discussions focus on STEM, English teacher Jess Burnquist reflects on the continued importance of literature and creativity in schools.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
For Women's History Month, librarian Chiquita Toure argues that it's time to stop just studying what women have done and start teaching girls about what they can do.
March 18, 2015 - Teacher
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers and CEOs have similar professions—too bad nobody sees it that way, writes teacher-turned-CEO Aaron Schildkrout.
March 13, 2015 - Education Week
Sarah Macway, a third-year science teacher, is finally finding her balance as a teacher. She reflects on the lessons she's learned while getting past the rocky start.
March 11, 2015 - Teacher

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