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Gov. Tom Wolf and the legislature are locked in a fight over the state budget that has school systems scrambling over funding.
—Matt Rourke/AP

Teachers in Pa. District Agree to Work for Free (Again)

School started this week in Pennsylvania's Chester Upland school district, which currently doesn't have any money. So the teachers' union there voted to work anyway, for free. (September 8, 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

10/05 05:22 pm | TFA, National Writing Project, Board Certification, and KIPP Among Winners of Federal Teacher Grant | A host of familiar names are among the winners of a more than $50 million competitive-grant program focusing on teacher professional development.

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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A bumpy start to a teacher’s career shouldn’t be grounds for cutting him or her from the team, writes Gary Wiener.
April 16, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching is as much an emotional investment as it is a mental one, Melissa Witt writes. But there are ways to work through the exhaustion.
April 15, 2015 - Teacher
Several professional challenges work against teachers, including the lack of autonomy and the absence of downtime, writes Jack Schneider.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
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

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