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September 16, 2011

Study: First-Year Teacher Attrition May Approach 10%

Attrition among first year teachers may be as high as 10 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.

May 25, 2011

UPDATED: Bipartisan Team Reintroduces Troops to Teachers Bill

A bipartisan team has reintroduced a bill to expand eligibility for the Troops to Teachers credentialing program.

April 08, 2011

'Gen Y' Teacher Characteristics Limned

"Gen Y" teachers want more frequent feedback on their teaching, tend to be more open to shared practice, and say that rewards and sanctions should be differentiated based on performance, a new analysis concludes.

March 28, 2011

National Board Certification Debated in Washington State

Few NBCTs have transferred to "challenging" schools in Washington state, a report concludes.

February 15, 2011

Colo.'s Bennet Proposes Presidential Teacher Corps

Last week Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet sent a letter to the Obama administration urging it to create a "presidential teacher corps" to help fulfill its goal of recruiting 100,000 new teachers in shortage fields over the next five years. Quite a while back, we here at Education Week wondered what k...

November 15, 2010

Distribution of D.C.'s 'Effective' Teachers Deemed Uneven

The District of Columbia's best teachers aren't equitably distributed across the city's wealthier and poorer neighborhoods.

October 05, 2010

Senator: Gays, Single Women Shouldn't Teach

Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina asserts that sexually active single women and gay men and women should be barred from teaching.

July 27, 2010

Teaching Assignment Linked to TFA Retention

Teach For America teachers who are assigned to teach more than one grade, subject, or out-of-field are more likely to leave their schools—or the profession altogether, a new analysis concludes. The paper is the latest addition to a complex research base on the popular alternate-route-to-teach...

June 30, 2010

UPDATED: Scholar Questions Induction Study Results

A scholar who studies induction programs expresses some reservations about the methodology used in a random-assignment study on comprehensive mentoring.

June 28, 2010

Intensive Induction Boosts Achievement, IES Study Says

That's the bottom line of this new study out from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences. It's an important study because the experimental design allows us to conclude that it was the intensive, two-year structured mentoring that "treatment" teachers received—and no...

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