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May 15, 2019

Mississippi's New Solution for the Teacher Shortage

The Mississippi education department will be the first to operate a teacher residency program, which aims to increase retention and diversity in the profession.

April 02, 2019

Foreign Teachers in D.C. Exploited by Exchange Program, Lawsuit Alleges

Foreign exchange companies charged teachers exorbitantly high fees, did not provide promised support services, and even threatened teachers with deportation to coerce them into signing contracts, the lawsuit alleges.

March 28, 2019

States' Standards for Teachers Don't Define Culturally Responsive Teaching, Study Argues

While all states incorporate some aspects of culturally responsive teaching within their professional standards, most fail to provide a description of the practice that is clear or comprehensive enough to support teachers in developing and strengthening those skills, a new study from New America finds.

March 26, 2019

Are Teacher Shortages Worse Than We Thought?

High-poverty schools are hit the hardest when it comes to a lack of fully certified and experienced teachers, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute says.

February 21, 2019

District 'Wellness Center' Keeps Teachers Healthy, and Happy

A free gym and easy access to health care may help keep teachers happy, healthy, and in the classroom.

December 03, 2018

When Hiring Teachers, District Leaders Prioritize 'Cultural Fit.' That Can Be a Problem

School and district hiring managers consider cultural fit to be more important than other factors, including training and experience, a new study finds.

September 27, 2018

Under Good Principals, Low-Performing Teachers Head for the Door

A new study finds that strong principals are able to retain effective teachers while weeding out the low performers.

August 14, 2018

After Okla. Historic Pay Raise, Morale Is Up—But Teacher Shortage Persists

Despite a $6,100 teacher pay raise this spring, school districts report that they're starting the new academic year with nearly 500 teaching vacancies.

August 03, 2018

New Teachers Are Often Assigned to High-Poverty Schools. Why Not Train Them There?

Denver is testing a strategy for preparing new teachers: having them serve for a year as "associate teachers" in highly rated, high-poverty schools.

June 22, 2018

Will 3,000 Teachers in South Carolina Soon Retire Because of a Policy Change?

A program that lets retired teachers keep working while collecting retirement benefits is set to expire at the end of the month.

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