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February 09, 2016

Facing Teacher Shortages, States Turn to Emergency Certificates

A handful of states are now relying on emergency permits or other nonstandard certificates to meet immediate hiring needs.

February 03, 2016

South Dakota Proposals Would Link Higher Teacher Pay to Staffing Ratios

The proposals, championed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, would base funding for schools on a target teacher salary and teacher-pupil ratio, rather than per-pupil spending.

December 07, 2015

Teachers Say They Have Less Autonomy, Fed. Data Show

Teachers reported feeling that they less power to select textbooks, discipline students, and assign homework in a 2011-12 survey, compared to 2003-04.

October 05, 2015

Study Probes Beginning Teachers' Career Paths

A new longitudinal study shows that mentoring seems connected to a longer career path. So why are teachers in higher-poverty schools less likely to get a mentor?

August 28, 2015

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.

July 27, 2015

Quality of Teacher Hires Improved During the Recession, Analysis Finds

Recessions appear to lead to an influx of more skilled teaching applicants, it says.

May 01, 2015

Research: Teacher-Retention Rates Higher Than Previously Thought

Only 17 percent of teachers tracked in a federal longitudinal study left the profession, far fewer than the often-cited 50 percent.

April 10, 2015

Teacher Exam in N.Y. Raising Difficult Questions About Diversity

Minority candidates are performing less well than their white peers on N.Y.'s tougher test.

January 08, 2015

Study Questions Stock Teacher-Turnover Stat

In contrast to the conventional wisdom, an estimated 70 percent of teachers stay in the profession after five years, an analysis of federal data shows.

December 23, 2014

Report Calls for Social Security Coverage for More Teachers

A new report warns that many teachers in states that don't extend Social Security benefits to public employees could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings.

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