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August 08, 2013

South Korean 'Teacher' Makes $4 Million

In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.

August 01, 2013

Poll: Teacher Engagement Starts Low, Worsens With Time

K-12 teachers in the U.S. tend to become less engaged in their work after their first year, according to a new Gallup poll.

April 18, 2013

Researcher: Math and Science Teachers Should Get Higher Pay

New research from the Brookings Institution provides empirical backing for the widely held notion that that math and science teachers can generally find higher paying jobs outside of education.

January 02, 2013

Teachers to Have a Say on Working Conditions

Teachers and other school-based educators in Delaware will soon be able to anonymously air their grievances (and commendations) about the working conditions at their schools through an online survey.

August 01, 2012

Teacher-Retention Tip: Lose the 'Martyr Mentality'

In a post last month on an Atlanta Journal-Constitution education blog, a Fulton County, Ga., high school teacher named Jordan Kohanim wrote about her decision to leave the classroom on account of what she felt were unsustainable and deteriorating working conditions. In a follow-up post published to...

July 03, 2012

For Teachers, Why Does 'Moving Up' Mean 'Moving Out'?

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...

June 28, 2012

Report: Make Improving Teacher Working Conditions a Priority

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 ...

June 27, 2012

Novel Teacher-Retention Idea: Let Them Leave (for a While, Anyway)

In a Huffington Post column, Boston teacher Lillie Marshall says that taking a year-long leave of absence after her fifth year in teaching gave her the "renewed vigor and resources" she needed to continue in the profession and, not coincidentally, made her a much better educator. She extrapolates: ...

October 04, 2011

Teacher Induction Advocates Extol ... Teacher Induction

At a conference in Washington on Tuesday, sponsored by the Alliance for Excellent Education, advocates for strengthening new-teacher supports gathered to shift the teacher effectiveness discourse, at least temporarily, from evaluation to induction.

May 03, 2011

Growing Teachers

Loudoun County, Va., one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation, is developing its own corps of teachers through an initiative it started eight years ago called the Teacher Cadet program. According to the Washington Post, Loudoun created the program in order to recruit and train a new generat...

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