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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on
Tenn. Teachers

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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05/28 05:11 pm | Wis. Proposal to Ease Teacher-Licensing Rules Draws Fire | The proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.

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05/21 11:08 pm | Teachers Have No Voice or Choice in Testing, So Why Would They Support It? | Public school educators have knowledge and expertise that should be welcomed into policy debates, says Deb McCarthy, and that means the teaching profession benefits from the ...

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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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April 14, 2015 - Education Week
It can be easy to get overwhelmed by the time crunch as a school year winds down, writes Stephanie Pinkin, but there are still ways to put reading back at the center of your classroom.
April 14, 2015 - Teacher
A last-minute budget deal in New York will have major implications for how the state’s teachers are trained, evaluated, and granted tenure.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
Next spring's round of assessments will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but the test-developer's tight time frame poses challenges.
April 9, 2015 - Education Week
Project-based learning doesn't have to stay in the classroom, says middle school teacher Karla Duff, detailing how her students students created a clean-water initiative in their community.
April 8, 2015 - Teacher
As she prepares to leave the classroom behind for good, English teacher Rosa Nam asks herself, "Is teaching turning me into a terrible person?"
April 7, 2015 - Teacher
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
Policy questions emerge as evidence continues to mount that teachers who earn national-board certification see higher test scores among their students.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
Nancie Atwell, winner of the Global Teacher Award, had some surprising advice for young people interested in becoming public school teachers today: Don’t do it.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week

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