Ariel Sacks recalls an interesting exchange from the day she went down to the district office to submit her materials for her very first teaching job: The middle-aged woman who processed my paperwork was friendly in that way only New Yorkers can be, and chatted me up a bit. When she gave me the th...
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To boost teacher retention and student achievement at high-poverty schools, states and districts must first look to improve working conditions for teachers, concludes a new report by The Education Trust, a Washington-based nonprofit group. The report profiles five school districts that have focused ...
April 23, 2012
Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th grade English teacher in California, was named the 62nd National Teacher of the Year this morning. According to a press release from the Council of Chief State School Officers, which sponsors the annual award, Mieliwocki is a 14-year veteran teacher has been in her curre...
March 28, 2012
Our Classroom Q&A blogger Larry Ferlazzo (who seriously seems to have more time in the day than the rest of us) has been appointed to California's newly launched Educator Excellence Task Force, designed to make recommendations on teacher evaluation and professional development (among other things)....
December 06, 2011
Renee Moore, an award-winning educator in Mississippi, tells the story of a talented young African-American history teacher of her aquaintance who is being driven out of the profession because of his frustration with a state-appointed teaching consultant at his school.
November 10, 2011
Yesterday, a 3rd grade teacher in Galloway, N.J., walked out of what she had assumed would be a regular school Veteran's Day assembly with a $10,000 check, according to Galloway Patch.
November 08, 2011
Cindi Rigsbee at The Dream Teacher recalls the moment she found out she'd become a National Board Certified Teacher.
May 02, 2011
Michelle Shearer, a chemistry teacher at Urbana High School in Ijamsville, Md., has been selected as the 61st National Teacher of the Year, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
March 24, 2011
An incentive program aimed at bringing National Board certified teachers to high-poverty schools in Washington state is not working as intended, according to a new report from the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education. The finding comes on the heels of Gov. Christine Greg...
February 07, 2011
Mary Worell, an American journalist-turned-teacher who is currently working in the Netherlands, finds it significant that Dutch educators, including administrators, tend to dress very informally: I realized that this casualness toward dress code was indicative of something deeper in the culture o...