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History teacher Derrick Sanders, a first-year Teach For America corps member in Dallas, congratulates his students on a job well done.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

At 25, Teach For America Enters Period of Change

Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model. (January 15, 2016)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

05/19 04:07 pm | Pa. Governor Vetoes Bill to Limit Seniority Protections During Teacher Layoffs | The Pennsylvania governor vetoed a GOP-backed bill that would have allowed school boards to base teacher layoffs on teacher evaluation scores rather than seniority.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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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.

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A teacher's enjoyment in the classroom is a precondition for student learning, writes assistant education professor Jonathan Eckert.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Teaching doesn't have to be fun to be gratifying, writes high school English teacher Patrick O'Connor.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Kathy Thayer explains how teachers at her school tackled new content standards by building a more interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to instruction.
March 29, 2016 - Teacher
The chief technology officer and the curriculum chief in the Rochester, N.Y., school district discuss how they are tapping the expertise of their curriculum, teaching, and technology staffs to plan a three-year rollout of a 1-to-1 digital initiative.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 - Teacher
Teachers must look beyond paperwork and conventional interventions and try to work with students as individuals, writes Ann Marie Stevens.
March 16, 2016 - Teacher
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 - Teacher
Lawmakers have approved a sales-tax increase designed to lift average teacher pay to $48,500.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week

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