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July 21, 2014

The Dropouts No One's Talking About: Teachers

Teacher turnover nationwide is 15% per year--and 20% in high-needs schools. Almost half of teachers leave within their first five years. With all the perks--free or subsidized health care, union representation, and all that vacation time--why are so many teachers "dropping out" of the profession?

June 25, 2014

Teacher-Prep Rankings Put Spotlight on Online Degree Program

Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.

June 17, 2014

Most Teacher Preparation Falls Short on Strategies for ELLs, NCTQ Finds

The organization's second annual review of preparation programs finds few places that adequately prepare teachers for addressing the language and literacy needs of English-learners.

May 13, 2014

Alternate Routes Into Teaching: Promises and Pitfalls

Although we hold different positions, we do agree that training matters and that current policy rhetoric is sometimes irresponsible.

April 07, 2014

ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues

Rethinking how ESL teachers are prepared to support ELLs under new, more rigorous standards in reading, math, and science is essential, three English-learner experts write.

February 04, 2014

Improve Teachers' 'Data Literacy,' Education Groups Urge

The Data Quality Campaign and a host of partners are urging states to promote policies that will foster better use of student data by educators.

October 04, 2013

Study: Where Are Teachers Most Respected?

The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.

July 22, 2013

What Ed. Schools Can Learn From Med. Schools

A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.

July 19, 2013

Rumblings of an Anti-TFA Movement

In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.

June 21, 2013

On the Outside Looking in: Teacher Training

Simply put, as a society we're not going to inspire vast numbers of our top college students to enter the field of teaching until we've figured out a way to make teaching as attractive as financial services or high tech.

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