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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.

May 25, 2011

UPDATED: Bipartisan Team Reintroduces Troops to Teachers Bill

A bipartisan team has reintroduced a bill to expand eligibility for the Troops to Teachers credentialing program.

April 08, 2011

'Gen Y' Teacher Characteristics Limned

"Gen Y" teachers want more frequent feedback on their teaching, tend to be more open to shared practice, and say that rewards and sanctions should be differentiated based on performance, a new analysis concludes.

March 28, 2011

National Board Certification Debated in Washington State

Few NBCTs have transferred to "challenging" schools in Washington state, a report concludes.

February 15, 2011

Colo.'s Bennet Proposes Presidential Teacher Corps

Last week Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to the Obama administration urging it to create a "presidential teacher corps" to help fulfill its goal of recruiting 100,000 new teachers in shortage fields over the next five years. Quite a while back, we here at Education Week wondered what k...

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