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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.
—Mark Abrasion for Education Week

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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03/26 11:29 am | In New York, Lawmakers Debate Yet Another Commission on Teacher Evaluation | In the fallout from his controversial proposal to tie increased education aid to policy shifts, Gov. Cuomo is eyeing a panel to rewrite teacher-evaluation rules.

Teaching Ahead Blog

02/28 11:59 pm | Work Ethic and Audacity: The Heart of Teacher Leadership | For teachers, individual work ethic buys the chance to deviate from traditional pedagogical paths and try new things, Jessica Pack writes.

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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.

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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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A new study says U.S. teachers still lead the world in time spent in front of a class—but not as much as everyone thinks.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
A controversial federal proposal to improve monitoring of teacher-preparation programs has drawn more than 2,300 public comments, many of them reflecting coordinated opposition from higher education and policy groups.
February 2, 2015 - Education Week
In the field of education, definitions vary for differentiated instruction, a popular approach for teaching children with a wide range of academic strengths and interests.
January 28, 2015 - Education Week
Education leaders are calling for teachers to collect more and more data, but Justin Minkel argues that what really matters is what schools use their data for.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
As a veteran teacher, Carl Draeger jumped at the chance to mentor new teachers. Here are 12 things he wishes he knew when he started.
January 27, 2015 - Teacher
More than a dozen education school deans are banding together, aiming to design a coherent curricula for teacher-preparation programs.
January 26, 2015 - Education Week
As demands of the job grow, principals are tapping into the talents of the teacher corps to serve in meaningful leadership roles that support management and improve instruction.
January 21, 2015 - Education Week
One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
January 20, 2015 - Teacher
It's easy for teachers to find themselves isolated in the classroom. Paul Barnwell has some strategies for getting more involved in the school community and forging connections between colleagues.
January 13, 2015 - Teacher
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