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Teacher Beat's Top 10 Posts in 2014

To round out our coverage for the year, here's a look back at this year's coverage on the Teacher Beat blog. In descending order, with No. 1 being the most-read item, here's the list of the items that our readers flocked to.

You'll notice the perennially popular topics of Teach For America and professional development mixed in with some breaking news highlights, such as the decision in the Vergara v. California lawsuit and the National Education Association's call for Arne Duncan's resignation. Teacher tenure, evaluation, and compensation, as well as common-core standards, round out the list. 

What do you think will be on top for 2015? My guesses: More talk of tenure and due process in the wake of Vergara, a focus on the distribution of teacher talent, and continuing attention paid to teacher preparation.

10. Time for a New Approach to Professional Development Research?

9. Alternative Certification Deemed Weak By NCTQ in New Report

8. Teacher Tenure, Evaluation Will Appear on Missouri Ballots

7.  Teacher-Attendance Rates Vary Greatly Across Large Districts

6.  Do Evaluations Penalize Teachers of Needy Students? 

5. State Judge Strikes Down California's Laws on Teacher Tenure, Dismissal

4. In Strong Common-Core Endorsement, NEA and Firm Unveil Curriculum

3. Many Teachers Will Forfeit Pension Wealth, Analysis Concludes 

2. Teach For America to Pilot Yearlong Teacher-Training, -Recruitment Efforts

1. NEA Calls for Secretary Duncan's Resignation

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