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February 28, 2014

For Teacher Job Applicants, Study Finds It's All About Location, Location, Location

A pair of studies on teacher job searches find that teachers' perceptions of neighborhood and district locations guide their decisions during job searches.

February 26, 2014

Teachers at Chicago School Plan Boycott of State Test

Teachers at an elementary school in Chicago have made the bold move of announcing that they will refuse to administer state-mandated standardized tests that are scheduled to start next week.

February 24, 2014

School: A Zone of Privacy and Innovation

Secretary Duncan is addressing the Common Sense Media School Privacy Zone Summit today in Washington. I hope he acknowledges that student privacy is paramount--and so is student learning. We can and must craft updates to public education policy that reflect new opportunities as well as new concerns.

February 17, 2014

Teachers - The Greatest Common-Core Casualty?

Common Core has certainly changed the K-12 classroom scene in its short implementation and perhaps the group that has suffered the most during the transition period is teachers. In many cases, educators are being asked to accomplish the impossible: prepare students for new test standards without the right training or curriculum to get there.

February 14, 2014

Online Chat: Helping Teachers Make Wise Use of Technology

Join Education Week on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. ET, for an online chat about innovative approaches for training teachers how to use technology more effectively.

February 14, 2014

Superstar Teachers - The Super Cure for Closing the Achievement Gap?

I also think it is unfair to count on, or to blame, teachers solely for the performance of their students. Yes, they play a role in shaping the young minds in their classrooms and yes, they should be held accountable for that. It seems to me that the root of issues in classrooms that tend to cause the most problems for students (like poverty and ill-equipped or uninvolved parents) should be the target of any true reform.

February 13, 2014

Leading with Teacher Innovation

The viral adoption of web and mobile learning tools, apps, and resources is probably the most important trend in education over the last three years—it's less discussed than the Common Core State Standards but has had a bigger impact on classroom practice. There are hundreds of thousands of teachers off and running, using the digital resources they can find and encouraging kids to do the same.

February 06, 2014

Matt Damon: Why Cut Teachers Out of Ed. Policy?

Matt Damon stopped by Reddit today for an Ask-Me-Anything session, and took the opportunity to reproach certain kinds of education reform.

February 05, 2014

Appeals Court Upholds N.Y.C. Liability Over Teacher Test

New York City schools could face civil-rights liability for a teacher-certification test's racially disparate impact on black and Latino test-takers, a federal appeals court holds.

January 27, 2014

D.C. Teacher to Be Obama Guest at State of the Union

Kathy Hollowell-Makle, a former member of Teach For America, will be one of Michelle Obama's guests at the annual address.

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