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December 19, 2014

A Good Teacher Needs to Be Surrounded by Good Teachers

Accomplished educators typically do not want to be the only accomplished educator in the building, Latosha R. Guy writes.

December 18, 2014

The Business of Teaching Children Starts With Trusting Those Teaching

Many teachers leave their schools not for pay or because of the students, but because another school offered a climate and environment more conducive to excellence, Robert Jeffers says.

December 18, 2014

The Key to Recruiting the Best Teachers Isn't Money. It's Culture.

Offering teachers more money alone is not the cure-all for recruiting and maintaining top teachers at all schools, Deidra Gammill says. (Although money helps.)

December 17, 2014

For States Creating Teacher Policies, a Suggestion: Talk to Teachers

Maybe it's time to change how we come up with answers to tough policy questions, Jeff Austin writes, starting with increased collaboration between states and teachers.

December 16, 2014

Teachers Shouldn't Be Moved Between Schools Like Widgets

The very concept of equitably "redistributing effective teachers" carries with it an oversimplification of what effective teaching is, Ariel Sacks says.

December 16, 2014

In the Wake of Ferguson, Where Are Standards for Equity?

Education should build character as well as knowledge, and should support social justice to enable people to live together in the 21st century, says a humanities teacher.

November 13, 2014

Richard Culatta: Five Ways Technology Can Close Equity Gaps

The U.S. educational technology director says this issue is important for many reasons, not the least of which: it's an Office of Civil Rights concern.

November 13, 2014

S.C. Supreme Court Rules For Poor, Rural Districts in Equity Lawsuit

The ruling brings a 21-year-old legal battle over school funding to an end and orders state lawmakers and school districts to craft an agreement on South Carolina's K-12 funding formula.

November 12, 2014

After Criticism, White House Announces Efforts for Girls of Color

Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.

November 07, 2014

Standardization or Personalization? (Or, how not to fumble the equity ball.)

To ensure equity, some argue that assessments must be standardized, while others say they should be personalized. As states continuously improve systems of assessment and accountability, are there common principles that can guide us all to victory?

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