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December 15, 2010

Putting the Power in Teachers' Hands

In an Ohio district, schools use peer evaluations--a process put in place by a former teachers' union president--to decide whether rookie teachers keep their jobs.

November 24, 2010

Does TFA Have the Corner on the Teacher Job Market?

A Baltimore City teacher blames Teach for America for her difficulty finding a job, and says the program "pretends to have the solution."

November 17, 2010

Why Do We Do So Poorly in Math?

New data shows that U.S. students' performance in math may be even worse than is commonly thought.

October 19, 2010

Toward a National Teacher-Licensing Assessment

Proponents of a pilot teacher-performance assessment hope it will one day be used as a requirement for teacher licensure nationwide.

September 14, 2010

Has Teaching Become Paid Volunteer Work?

In Time magazine's most recent annual National Service Issue, which came out this week, John Cloud's article, "How to Recruit Better Teachers," questions whether the teaching profession has become "paid volunteer work," luring many recent elite university graduates or middle-aged professionals diss...

August 16, 2010

L.A. Times Calculates Value Added by Teachers

The Los Angeles Times hired an economist and education researcher to conduct a value-added analysis of recent standardized test scores, in order to get a scientifically-based measure of teacher effectiveness.

July 23, 2010

When Teachers Are First Responders

As communities intensify youth suicide prevention efforts, they also need to give teachers the tools to respond to distressed students in a crisis.

April 26, 2010

Generational Shift?

Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews sees Doug Lemov's much-discussed book, Teach Like A Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College, as the expression of a new generation of teachers: Our urban public schools have many teachers in their twenties and thirties who a...

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