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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October 01, 2014
A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.
May 06, 2014
Across all routes into teaching, policymakers need to improve recruitment efforts of minorities, a new study says.
October 23, 2013
Here's an interesting urban renewal story that has a very distinct connection to teaching: In an effort to revive its blighted downtown area, the city of Newark, N.J., last month officially launched a new development known as Teachers Village.
August 08, 2013
In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.
August 01, 2013
K-12 teachers in the U.S. tend to become less engaged in their work after their first year, according to a new Gallup poll.
April 18, 2013
New research from the Brookings Institution provides empirical backing for the widely held notion that that math and science teachers can generally find higher paying jobs outside of education.
January 02, 2013
Teachers and other school-based educators in Delaware will soon be able to anonymously air their grievances (and commendations) about the working conditions at their schools through an online survey.
August 01, 2012
In a post last month on an Atlanta Journal-Constitution education blog, a Fulton County, Ga., high school teacher named Jordan Kohanim wrote about her decision to leave the classroom on account of what she felt were unsustainable and deteriorating working conditions. In a follow-up post published to...
July 03, 2012
Ariel Sacks recalls an interesting exchange from the day she went down to the district office to submit her materials for her very first teaching job: The middle-aged woman who processed my paperwork was friendly in that way only New Yorkers can be, and chatted me up a bit. When she gave me the th...