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History teacher Derrick Sanders, a first-year Teach For America corps member in Dallas, congratulates his students on a job well done.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

At 25, Teach For America Enters Period of Change

Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model. (January 15, 2016)

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

04/29 10:07 am | Alabama Teachers to Receive First Pay Raises Since the Recession | Worried about the state's competitiveness, Alabama lawmakers pass the first teacher salary increases in nearly a decade.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/18 09:24 pm | Solving Teacher Shortages: A Comprehensive Approach | To combat teaching shortages and advance the teaching profession will require effort across multiple levels of government, William Hayes and Sharif El-Mekki writes.

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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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The National Academy of Education, marking 50 years of advancing research in the field, is now expanding its strategy for ensuring that relevant findings reach educators and policymakers.
November 17, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher Linda Yaron shares what elements she incorporates into her curriculum to help strengthen student opportunities for success.
November 10, 2015 - Teacher
The situation of former Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill puts a personal face on the issue of who is allowed to teach and where.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you're likely to get five different definitions.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher William J. Tolley says that education-innovation advocates need to disrupt schools' definitions of success if they are to achieve Sir Ken Robinson's vision for creativity in learning.
November 3, 2015 - Teacher
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Microaggressions—subtle slights based on stereotypes about a person's race, gender, or socioeconomic status—can be obvious and hurtful to the person receiving them, but unintended and unnoticed by the person saying them.
October 28, 2015 - Education Week
A high-profile lawsuit brought by renowned teacher Rafe Esquith highlights the Los Angeles district's process for investigating teachers accused of misconduct.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Teacher Wendi Pillars offers methods to improve co-teaching relationships, which she says create new understandings and develop more effective practices.
October 26, 2015 - Teacher
As performance-based teacher-licensure exams like the edTPA gain currency, reports of related tutoring services and online materials raise new questions.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week

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