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December 22, 2017

Salaries, Taxes, and Best Places to Live: Teacher Beat's Top Stories for 2017

Looking across the most-read pieces on the Teacher Beat blog this year, a theme emerges right away: money.

December 19, 2017

Teacher Performance Pay Boosts Student Scores (and 5 Other Study Takeaways)

The final results of a federal study on performance pay are in—and it looks like giving teachers bonuses led to slightly better math and reading results from students.

December 14, 2017

Are States Tracking Teacher Shortages? Generally, No.

Pinpointing exactly where teachers are needed has not been a priority for most states, according to a new report.

December 08, 2017

Dozens of 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Now Back in New York City Classrooms

The New York City education department planned to pull hundreds from its "absent teacher reserve" pool to fill vacancies in schools, yet so far just 41 teachers have been placed.

December 06, 2017

Multicultural Awareness Helps Teachers Spur Students' Success, Says Study

Student teachers who report greater awareness of and comfort with issues of cultural diversity in the classroom are better at building more positive classroom environments that help every student succeed, according to a new study.

November 29, 2017

How Much Planning and Collaboration Time Are Teachers Getting?

Teachers in large districts are generally getting 45 minutes or an hour of planning time per day, but few places are specifically setting aside time for collaboration with other teachers, according to a new analysis.

November 28, 2017

TFA, Alternative Programs Marginally Better Than Traditional Teacher Prep, Study Finds

Students whose teachers were trained in alternative teacher preparation programs such as Teach For America perform slightly better academically than students whose teachers had traditional teacher training, according to a recent meta-analysis.

November 22, 2017

Personalized Learning: A Look at How Teachers Are Handling the Approach

A recent Education Week report takes stock of how things are going with personalized learning, including what kinds of challenges teachers are facing.

November 01, 2017

Using Test Scores Tends to Lower Teacher-Evaluation Ratings, Study Shows

Decisions about what elements to include in a teacher evaluation system, such as value-added measures, and how much weight to give them can have significant impacts on who is deemed proficient, according to a new study.

October 17, 2017

Where Teachers Can and Can't Afford to Live

New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.

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