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July 07, 2014

Philadelphia District and Teachers' Union Locked in Dispute Over Seniority

The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.

July 07, 2014

How Do We Hire the Very Best Teachers?

Think back on your education - all those years sitting in classrooms and diligently taking tests. If I asked you to name the best teacher you had, or to explain why that teacher was so great, could you do it?

July 07, 2014

Arne Duncan Unveils 50-State Teacher-Equity Strategy

States will be required to submit new plans to address teacher distribution by April of 2015, or just a few months before the department likely will begin to consider states' requests to renew their waivers from the NCLB law.

July 03, 2014

In Final Keynote, Van Roekel Attacks Education-Reform Trajectory

Dennis Van Roekel says today's reform efforts aren't working, are too test-dependent, and that there are more productive ways to boost teacher quality.

June 27, 2014

Ten Reform Claims That Teachers Should Know How to Challenge

Reform bluster is as ubiquitous as it is shallow. Here are ten claims teachers should be ready to respond to, along with some questions they might ask in response.

June 25, 2014

California Governor Signs Plan to Fully Fund Teacher-Pension System By 2046

Gov. Jerry Brown signed off Tuesday on a plan to fully fund California's teacher-pension system by shouldering more of the share of teacher-pension costs onto districts.

June 25, 2014

Survey: Teachers Worldwide Seek More Opportunities for Collaboration

An international survey of teachers' working conditions shows that the vast majority of secondary-level educators still feel isolated in their classrooms.

June 24, 2014

Teachers in Charge: We Got This!

Kim Ursetta says teachers are leading the way at her Colorado school, which forgoes having a principal.

June 24, 2014

Principals: Advocate for Your Teachers

Administrators are often in a position to provide a platform for teacher voice, principal Ayla Gavins writes.

June 24, 2014

Want to Incorporate Online Learning? Invest in the Teachers

In order to use the potential that technologies offer our learners, investment in teachers is required. Knowing teachers' mindsets, their fears, and concerns and attending to them while leading forward is crucial. Developing their interest in and their appreciation for the application of these technologies is essential.

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