A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.
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November 19, 2014
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October 10, 2014
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.
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.
September 12, 2014
On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.
September 11, 2014
To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.
August 22, 2014
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.
July 23, 2014
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.
March 07, 2014
The numbers are a drastic increase from a previous survey in 2010.
January 23, 2014
A credit union in Las Vegas now offers loans to K-12 teachers struggling to pay for classroom materials. This reflects a trend among teachers who pay more out of pocket to buy classroom supplies.