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September 19, 2014

'TEACH Roadtrip' Embraces Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

There are a lot of efforts aimed at getting youth to consider careers in teaching, but are they missing the problem behind teacher recruitment?

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.

September 02, 2014

Teachers Continue Relying on Charity to Solve Classroom Resource Woes

Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.

August 27, 2014

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

August 22, 2014

Harvard Expert Questions Teachers' Readiness for Teacher-Led Schools

In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.

August 21, 2014

District Bans Discussion of Ferguson Protests, Citing Opinionated Teachers

A superintendent in an Illinois district said that parents complained about teachers interjecting their own opinions into class discussions of the protests roiling nearby Ferguson, Mo.

August 11, 2014

Robin Williams—a Teacher, a Genie, and a Nanny—Dead at 63

The prolific comedian and actor, and star of "Dead Poets Society," was found dead at his home Monday night.

July 28, 2014

Bel Kaufman, Teacher Who Skewered Public School Bureaucracy, Dies at 103

Kaufman's 1965 novel Up the Down Staircase depicted teaching in New York City public schools without any glamour or rose-colored glasses, earning her rave reviews from teachers in the school system.

July 23, 2014

Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says

D.C. may be one of the best places for career teachers in search of high pay, a new report says, while South Dakota is unquestionably the worst.

July 18, 2014

TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.

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