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'Death of My Career'

The mass firings of veteran teachers after Hurricane Katrina—dealt in large measure to African-American women—continue to infuse the debate over New Orleans’ schools with a particular bitterness. (August 24, 2015)

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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08/28 05:24 pm | Indianapolis Pact Couples New Teacher Roles and Big Pay Boosts | Effective teachers signing onto a newly created initiative to mentor other teachers and reach more students could see thousands of dollars in additional pay.

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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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A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Poorly implemented co-teaching practices may be taking the "special" out of special education, say many who train teachers and districts in collaboration.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Educators agree that social-emotional learning is important, but teachers and school leaders have different perceptions about how well students are faring.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
Resistance to mandated tests, especially from parents of children with special needs, is reaching a breaking point in many districts, writes Rebecca Page Johnson.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
The opt-out movement has an impact on K-12 accountability, but it's complicated, write researchers Jessica K. Beaver and Lucas Westmaas.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
June 8, 2015 - Education Week
Special education teacher Gary Hamilton writes about his struggles to own his identity as a gay black educator.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
PhilaSoup, a grassroots organization founded in 2011, brings teachers together to share struggles and ideas, and to pool money for classroom projects.
June 3, 2015 - Teacher
Despite contested data on the phenomenon, some charter school leaders acknowledge teacher turnover as a liability for the movement.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week
For all the anecdotal claims about teacher turnover in charter schools, the available data on the topic are remarkably muddled.
June 2, 2015 - Education Week

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