A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.
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August 21, 2014
In the latest installment of Education Week and Education Week Teacher's Twitter chat series, we asked educators for what advice they treasured as new teachers—and what advice wasn't so great.
August 19, 2014
Entering the teaching profession is a daunting commitment, and finding support is often the key to sticking around.
August 27, 2012
As we reported in 2009, Tony Danza, the actor best known for playing the loveable housekeeper in the 1980's sitcom "Who's the Boss," spent a year teaching at a public high school in Philadelphia. And nowsurprise, surprisehe's written a book about the experience. In a related opinion pie...
August 15, 2012
One of the inevitable first-day-of-school tasks for elementary teachers (and many secondary teachers) is introducing the class rules. So it's no wonder teacher-bloggers have taken up the topic this week. Patricia Hensley, author of the Successful Teaching blog, laments educators' use of vague langu...
July 29, 2011
Four out of 10 new public school teachers hired since 2005 came through alternative teacher-preparation programs, according to a survey just released by the National Center for Education Information. That's up from 22 percent of new teachers hired between 2000 and 2004.
June 07, 2011
This fall, Brevard Public Schools in Florida will join a handful of other districts nationwide that have adopted peer reviews as part of their teacher evaluation system. The change comes after Florida approved a bill this past spring that did away with tenure for new teachers, and requires 50 percen...
May 19, 2011
Noting that 21 slots for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching went unclaimed this year because of a lack of qualified applicants, Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, says that the U.S. desperately needs a "new model" for...
November 24, 2010
A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."
November 02, 2010
Here's an interesting twist: Teacher-author Roxanna Elden offers advice to veteran teachers on what not to say to new teachers who come to them looking for help. The general themes, in my reading, are to be specific and to avoid sounding condescending. Elden also notes that this time of year, when...