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May 18, 2015

Teachers in Maine School Decide to Go Ahead and Run the Place

When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.

May 13, 2015

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Very Enthusiastic About Their Profession

A new survey of teacher working conditions finds teachers frustrated by a lack of quality professional development and negative media portrayals.

April 21, 2015

Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago.

April 07, 2015

What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.

March 20, 2015

For Students Who Want to Be Teachers, New Documentary Explores Obstacles

"The Road to TEACH" follows the cross-country road trip of three 20-somethings who are considering careers in education despite discouragement from parents and peers.

January 20, 2015

Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

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.

November 19, 2014

Twitter Chat: What Conditions Support Good Teaching?

Join us tonight (Wed.) at 8 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat (#ewedchat) on how schools can better support good teaching.

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.

October 01, 2014

Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag

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

Global Study: U.S. Teachers Work More Hours, With Less Financial Return

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.

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