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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.
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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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01/23 10:02 am | Despite Financial Woes, Philadelphia Can't Overrule Teachers' Contract, Judge Rules | A Pennsylvania judge ruled on Thursday that the Philadelphia School Reform Commission does not have authority to unilaterally change the teacher contract and impose new terms.

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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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November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and teachers face complex challenges and competing demands as they work toward implementing the new math standards.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common core's emphasis on fractions as points on a number line offers a window into the framework's divergence from past conventions.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The common standards for math put a heavy emphasis on coherent instruction, prompting efforts to familiarize teachers with standards for grade levels beyond their own.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
With their heightened emphasis on language and explication, the new math standards pose unique challenges for students who are not fully proficient in English.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
AFT President Randi Weingarten counters Peter Cunningham's "open letter" to her that recently appeared in Education Week.
November 6, 2014 - Education Week
Heather Bandeen, a U.S. teacher currently working in Norway, says that much is lost in the way U.S. education leaders and policymakers talk about school performance in other countries.
November 5, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
Justin Minkel, an elementary teacher in Arkansas, says that a supportive school environment coupled with tailored instructional techniques can help English-language learners make dramatic gains in achievement.
November 4, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week

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