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Billie Dolce, a special education teacher for 31 years, in her New Orleans East home.
—Edmund Fountain for Education Week

'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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Teacher Beat Blog

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.

Teaching Ahead Blog

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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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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With Digital Learning Day fast approaching, Marcia Powell outlines a simple way for students to work with tech tools and take a closer look at their own digital habits.
March 10, 2015 - Teacher
Testing can make a teacher's already-tough job even more stressful. Lori Branham and Julie Hiltz have some tips for holding it together when testing season comes around.
March 3, 2015 - Teacher
The average combined math and verbal SAT scores of new teachers in New York state schools rose over the last decade, a new study finds.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher Jennifer Aponte reflects on the differences between her brother's life and her own and the ways schools have failed boys of color.
February 27, 2015 - Teacher
Art doesn't have to be limited to art class—teacher Amanda Koonlaba has three artists whose work can be integrated into other subjects, plus the best ways to get started.
February 24, 2015 - Teacher
Teachers often find themselves with too few hours in the day, but Justin Minkel says that there are ways to get the most out of that time.
February 24, 2015 - Teacher
Carrie Bakken, a program coordinator and teacher at the Avalon School in St. Paul, Minn., says that working at a teacher-led school gives her a greater sense of autonomy and opportunity.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
Some teachers say that blended-learning environments, designed to leverage technology and individualize student instruction, can create new roles for teachers as well.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
Those championing the movement see it as a necessary structural change to school systems, and one that is capable of being more than a fleeting trend.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The Teaching Ambassador Fellows at the U.S. Department of Education have sought to bring teacher leadership to federal policy.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher

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