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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.

September 11, 2013

Teacher Blogger's First Book Hits the Shelves!

Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

December 13, 2012

Tackling Special Education Teacher Evaluation

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

November 27, 2012

Take It From Tennessee: Lessons on Teacher Evaluation

At a session on teacher effectiveness at yesterday's Excellence in Action National Summit in Washington, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman offered some lessons learned for legislators and state leaders looking to implement revised teacher-evaluation systems. The information he presented...

October 31, 2012

Documentary Explores 'Place-Based' Learning

I finally had a chance to watch a documentary I've been meaning to get to for several months now called "Schools That Change Communities."

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