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June 08, 2017

State ESSA Plans Differ on What Makes an 'Ineffective' or 'Inexperienced' Teacher

New Mexico and Tennessee have strong plans to identify weak teachers and make sure they're not disproportionately serving poor and minority students, according to the National Council on Teacher Quality.

May 24, 2017

Teachers Turn Craze Over Fidget Spinners Into Academic Lessons

The twirling gadgets are sparking lessons in writing, science, technology, and math, among other subjects.

May 23, 2017

Trump's Budget Eliminates Funding for Teacher Training, Class-Size Reductions

The proposed budget from the Trump administration eliminates the Title II grant program, which pays for professional development and class-size reduction efforts.

May 23, 2017

Rural Iowa Districts Tackle the English-Language Learner Teacher Shortage

In some districts, there are more than 100 English-language learners for every dedicated ELL teacher.

May 19, 2017

This Startup Will Do the Grading for Teachers—for a Fee

The Graide Network connects teachers with assistants who can help with grading.

May 03, 2017

Tiny New Mexico District Looks to End Master's Degree Requirement for Teachers

The district currently requires teachers to get a master's degree or complete 45 credit hours before their eighth year teaching in the district.

April 11, 2017

Merit Pay for Teachers Can Lead to Higher Test Scores for Students, a Study Finds

Teacher participation in a merit pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.

March 13, 2017

Should E-Learning Replace Substitute Teachers?

Instead of calling on substitutes when teachers are absent, New York City could save $9 million a year by sending students online to complete assignments independently, a report finds.

March 13, 2017

Utah Bill Would Offer Some Teachers in High Poverty Schools $5,000 Bonuses

The original proposal attached $672,000 to the bonus scheme but lawmakers have reduced that to $250,000 to boost the bill's chances of passage.

February 27, 2017

It's Time to Rethink School Schedules, Report Says

School schedules leave teachers little room for collaboration and reflection, according to a new report.

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