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November 09, 2010

School Salaries: Janitors Making More Than Teachers

School custodians in New York make more money than teachers, but are they really overpaid?

November 08, 2010

A National Math Teaching Emergency?

Jim Simons, a mathematician and the founder of Math for America, says that math instruction in the United States is in crisis and argues for the creation of a National/Math Science Master Teacher Corps.

November 08, 2010

Planning Period? What's a Planning Period?

When districts stop hiring substitutes to save funds, teachers pay the price with longer work days, says one blogger.

November 04, 2010

Teachers Strike Tough on Parents

Frustrated about class cancellations that could last up to six more weeks, some parents in Bethel Park, Pa., dressed up like "teachers on strike" for Halloween.

October 19, 2010

Toward a National Teacher-Licensing Assessment

Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.

October 19, 2010

Economist: 'War on Teachers' a Fallacy

In an op-ed piece roundly attacking teachers' unions, economist Erik A. Hanushek argues that recent school reform manifestations—e.g., Race to the Top, the L.A. Times teacher-effectiveness rankings, "Waiting for Superman"—constitute not a "war on teachers" but a growing recognition of the ...

October 19, 2010

Teacher Internship Available

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blogging just to let you know that Teacher is currently looking for a new editorial intern. And it's a paid position. Please see the ad here. Background as a teacher (or student-teacher) is a huge plus. Pass it on if you know someone ...

October 18, 2010

Study: Male Teachers Live in Fear

According to a new Canadian study, 13 percent of male teachers said they have been "wrongly accused of inappropriate contact with pupils."

October 15, 2010

Obama's Teacher Poster-Child Laid Off—Twice

Even a photo op with the president couldn't save one Ohio kindergarten teacher's job.

October 04, 2010

Survey: British Teachers Struggling With Student Behavior, Too

A new survey making news in England has found that fully 70 percent of British teachers have contemplated quitting because of student-behavior problems. Conducted by a coalition of organizations that includes the National Union of Teachers, the survey also shows more than 90 percent of the 350 teac...

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