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July 30, 2013

School of Hard Knocks for Chicago Teachers

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.

July 19, 2013

Rumblings of an Anti-TFA Movement

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

Teachers-Turned-Lawmakers Vocal on Education Bill

Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.

July 10, 2013

Tennessee Teacher-Pay Plan Riles Union

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

Survey: Teachers Spend $485 Per Year on Their Classrooms

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.

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

June 14, 2013

Baseball Sabermetrics and the 'Effective Teacher'

In a blog post for The Brown Center on Education Policy, Thomas Kane proposes a new definition for an "effective" teacher: one whose "predicted impact on students exceeds that of the average novice teacher."

June 10, 2013

Teacher: Liking Your Job Is Not a Necessity

In a Chronicle of Higher Education opinion piece, an associate professor at a Midwest university writes about disliking teaching while also being good at it.

June 10, 2013

Bank Analysis: Teachers' Degrees Not Paying Off

A new study from Bankrate.com finds that, when it comes to return-on-investment for professional degrees, teachers are getting a raw deal.

May 07, 2013

Report: Teacher Pay Raises Slowed During Recession

While teacher salaries continued to increase on average during the economic downturn, they did so at a much slower pace, according to a new study from NCTQ.

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