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May 18, 2015

Response: Educators Stay Because They 'Tap Into Moral Dimension Of Teaching'

Today, Kathleen Budge, William Parrett, Cathie E. West , Kevin L. O'Gorman, Jacqueline E. Jacobs and Pia Lindquist Wong contribute their commentaries on why teachers stay at high-poverty schools. In addition, I include comments from readers.

May 16, 2015

Response: Teachers Stay Because 'They Made A Choice To Serve'

Educators Renee Moore, Katy Farber, Sharon Jacobs, and Opal Davis Dawson share their thoughts about why teachers stay at difficult-to-staff schools.

May 13, 2015

Why Do Some Teachers Stay At Difficult-To-Staff Schools?

The new "question-of-the-week" is a natural follow-up to last week's topic: Why do some teachers stay at difficult to staff schools? What are the rewards? What do these long term teachers learn about specific communities & learning that benefit their students?

May 12, 2015

Response: 'Treating Teachers as Professionals' Is a Step Toward Reducing Attrition

Today's post on teacher attrition in high-needs schools features contributions from Mark Y. Lineberg, Doris A. Santoro, Dave F. Brown, and Patricia Jennings. I've also highlighted comments from readers.

May 11, 2015

New School Leaders' Standards Emphasize Instruction, Culture and Managing Talent

The draft policy standards, which were released on Monday for a second round of public comment, apply to school leaders, including principals, teacher-leaders and superintendents.

May 09, 2015

Response: 'Teachers Don't Leave High-Poverty Urban Districts; They Are Exiled'

Today's responses on the issue of teacher attrition in high-poverty urban schools are contributed by educators Pia LIndquist Wong, Rufus Thompson, Gail L. Thompson, Yvette Jackson, Veronica McDermott, Karen Baptiste, Joseph F. Johnson, Jr., Cynthia L. Uline, and Lynne G. Perez.

May 06, 2015

Why Do Teachers Leave High-Poverty Urban Schools?

The new "question-of-the-week" is: Why do teachers avoid, or leave, high poverty urban public schools and what can be done to improve the situation?

May 01, 2015

Response: The Value of 'Small Learning Communities'

Educators Ted Appel, ReLeah Cossett, PJ Caposey and Tom Hoerr contribute their commentaries today sharing different perspectives on what a "small learning community" might look like....

April 29, 2015

What Are 'Small Learning Communities' & How Do They Work?

The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are 'Small Learning Communities' (dividing large campuses into special interest small schools) and how do they work?

April 29, 2015

Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.

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