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April 16, 2018

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.

March 26, 2018

Four Teachers Share Their Experiences Leading Nonprofits and Businesses

Current and former teachers are using their classroom experience to create nonprofits and startups that aim to make changes to education.

February 05, 2018

Is It Hard to Fire the Bad Ones? Authors Take on Popular Teacher 'Myths'

What is true and false about the teaching profession? Three educators unpack what they see as the most enduring popular myths about teachers and education.

May 09, 2017

How Have the New Orleans School Reforms Affected Teachers?

A new survey found that teachers in New Orleans have less job satisfaction than before school reforms swept through their school system, but learning environments have improved.

June 30, 2016

Teacher-Led Restructuring Plans Lead to Student-Achievement Gains, Paper Says

A grant project in Oregon attempts to systematically change school culture by a team of teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders implementing solutions in core areas.

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

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.

September 11, 2014

Reform-Minded China Tries to Get 'Teachers' Day' Under Control

To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.

November 05, 2013

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Meets a 'Badass Teacher'

At a campaign event in Somers Point, N.J., teacher Melissa Tomlinson approached New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and asked why he'd called his state's schools "failure factories."

October 30, 2013

Report: Teacher-Evaluation Policies Becoming Increasingly 'Rigorous'

The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.

September 18, 2013

Are Teachers Lapsing Into Edu-Speak?

In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.

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