It's a hard time to be a teacher in Chicago. Ten days ago, to the surprise of its employees, the Chicago public school district laid off more than 1,000 teachers and about 1,100 support staff members.
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July 30, 2013
July 25, 2013
An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.
July 22, 2013
A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.
July 19, 2013
In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.
July 18, 2013
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
July 18, 2013
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.
July 15, 2013
Megan Allen, the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, is excited about her new career path but, like many teachers who leave the classroom, she feels guilty, too
July 11, 2013
Reflecting on the whole "bad teacher" genre as represented by movies and books like Tampa, Dana Goldstein wonders about the American public's ongoing fascination with stories about "despicable, or at least morally compromised" teachers.
July 10, 2013
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
July 09, 2013
Roughly half the amount that the nation's public school teachers are spending on educational products is being covered with their own money, a new nationwide survey shows.