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August 19, 2014

School as Home, and the Unwritten Job Descriptions of Teachers in High-Needs Schools

Creating a "home" at school, a safety net for kids who may have limited parental supervision or positive role modeling, creates the best chance for students to succeed. For teachers, this represents an added layer of responsibility, one for which we can't expect recognition within our formal evaluations, but which is nonetheless a vital component of doing our jobs well.

August 14, 2014

With Common Core Coming to the Plate, How Prepared Do Teachers Feel?

Teachers are getting an increasing amount of training to prepare for the common core, but that doesn't always make them feel ready to teach the standards.

August 14, 2014

Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core

A survey by the Education Week Research Center finds teachers less than enthusiastic about the quality of their common-core professional development, and about the alignment of their instructional materials to the new standards.

August 12, 2014

Wisconsin's Governors Race: Common Core, Teachers, and More

In her bid to unseat Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker, what positions is Democrat Mary Burke taking on key K-12 issues?

August 12, 2014

With Two Weeks to go, Clark County, Nev., Still Needs 650 Teachers

The district has asked the Nevada Department of Education to grant temporary licenses to teachers who need additional time to meet state certification, but the state has so far balked at the request.

August 12, 2014

No Textbooks: A New Responsibility for Teachers and Leaders

The move away from textbooks must be accompanied by a responsibility to create the time, space, and guidance in which teachers can research new resources and use them to transform the work being done in and outside of their classrooms.

August 07, 2014

'Reconnecting McDowell' Moves Forward With Teacher Village

The teacher village will provide housing units and a coffee shop in an attempt to retain educators.

August 04, 2014

Angst Over Testing, Funding Lead Texas Teachers to Ignore State Survey

As a result, a statewide survey of classroom conditions in the Lone Star State didn't generate the expected information.

August 01, 2014

Campbell Brown Takes Tenure Fight to 'Colbert Report'

The former TV anchorwoman takes her campaign against teacher tenure and other protections to Stephen Colbert's show.

August 01, 2014

How Not to Stink at Math

A hotly debated article shows that teacher collaboration is the key to improved instruction.

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