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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on
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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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07/04 02:57 pm | Resolution on Confederate Flag Sparks Controversy at NEA Assembly | The lengthy debate on the item suggests that it may be easier for union members to agree to a broad stance against racism than to specific, concrete actions to undo its ...

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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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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
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
To remain relevant, university faculty must engage with K-12 practitioners in the field, writes Robert Pianta.
January 9, 2015 - Education Week
The students who talk the most are often the ones learning the most, says Cossondra George, but it can be hard to get everyone to speak up. Here are her tricks for getting quiet students to raise their voices.
January 6, 2015 - Teacher
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
English teacher and instructional technology coach Brianna Crowley offers practical advice on creating professional learning networks built on intersecting layers of relationships.
December 31, 2014 - Teacher
In the spirit of the holiday season, Nancy Barile highlights the examples of 12 educators—representative of many others—who've quietly gone the extra mile to ensure that their students get the care and attention they need.
December 17, 2014 - Teacher

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