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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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07/30 04:09 pm | TEACH Grants Would Get a Makeover Under New Bipartisan Bill | The bill would eliminate the current patchwork of loan assistance programs for teachers, including TEACH grants, and replace them with one streamlined federal program.

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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
Testing can be an incredibly useful tool, says teacher Wendi Pillars. She shares three ways teachers and students can embrace testing to improve learning.
May 12, 2015 - Teacher
A Hechinger Report examination found that, despite the controversy, few students or teachers will be much affected by the result of this spring’s common-core-aligned tests.
May 6, 2015 - Education Week

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