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July 05, 2013

NEA Digital-Learning Policy Eschews Online-Only Instruction

The training and qualifications of educators, balance of face-to-face to online learning, and role of technology tools are discussed in the NEA's new statement.

April 05, 2013

Where Teachers and Schools Can Hook Up!

A new ed. start-up seeks to match teachers with schools that share a similar mission or philosophy.

December 18, 2012

Recruiter Must Pay Damages to Filipino Teachers

A Los Angeles-based firm has been ordered to pay some $4.5 million to hundreds of Filipino teachers it recruited to work in Louisiana schools.

December 13, 2012

Teacher-Pension Systems Flagged as Cause for Alarm

States have made dozens of changes to their teacher-pension systems in the past four years, but those changes largely fail to deal with longer-term structural problems—and actually come at teachers' expense, contends a report issued today.

April 26, 2012

Program Gives Students an Early Start on Teacher Prep

From guest blogger Hannah Rose Sacks Starting this fall, Mississippi's Ocean Springs High School will offer a two-year academic track for students interested in teaching as a profession, reports WLOX-TV. The program, Teacher Academy, provides firsthand experience and skills-based learning opportun...

March 21, 2012

Teacher Turnover Affects All Students' Achievement, Study Indicates

A new study finds that teacher turnover harms student achievement and particularly affects low-income schools with more black students.

October 14, 2011

NEA Teams With Virginia District on Salary Changes

By guest blogger Liana Heitin In a vague press release, the National Education Association announced that it has linked up with the Alexandria public schools in Virginia to review the district's employee-compensation model, claiming this to be "a first of its kind partnership." Superintendent Mort...

September 30, 2011

Conversations Between TFA's Wendy Kopp and NEA's Dennis Van Roekel

Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp and NEA President Dennis Van Roekel had a substantive discussion about the teaching profession today, showing that while some of their strategies for improving it may differ, they're on the same page on many issues.

September 27, 2011

Study: Effectiveness Drops in Departing Teachers' Final Year

Teachers who leave the profession after their third or fourth year tend to be less effective in that final year of teaching compared to professionals who stay on, according to a provocative new study.

September 16, 2011

Study: First-Year Teacher Attrition May Approach 10%

Attrition among first year teachers may be as high as 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

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