Stiff competition for a slot in the Teach for American program points to a tough economy and a determined group of applicants.
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July 12, 2010
June 23, 2010
On The Huffington Post, Tom Brenner, a laid off art teacher, responds to the apparent public apathy toward teacher job cuts: But understand thisteachers losing their jobs isn't about just teachers, it's about the students. Students don't get laid offthey continue to be required to come...
June 22, 2010
I received an interesting e-mail today: Teaching Tolerance, which is run by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is looking for teacher bloggers: Teaching Tolerance is looking to expand its corps of bloggers. Specifically, we're looking for teachers who already blog and who want to reflect upon day-to-...
June 21, 2010
Will Richardson responds to the question,"If you were a principal of a new school and you were hiring teachers, what would you look for?" Above all, he says, he'd look for candidates who ask "why" instead of "how": I think that's one of the first things I'd look for, people who are asking why. Wh...
June 15, 2010
A Washington Post opinion writer suggests that the "300,000 impending teacher layoffs for next year" figure has been skewed by teachers and media pundits alike.
June 11, 2010
With standardized tests gaining increased importance in education policy, experts say teachers have increasingly been helping their students cheat on the tests.
June 11, 2010
Having weathered some 540 teacher job cutswith more possibly to comesome educators in Clark County, Nev., are wondering why their district still needs Teach for America, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "Why are they still coming here?" asks Justin Brecht, a Las Vegas element...
June 04, 2010
My colleague over at Education Week, Debra Viadero, wrote about an interesting teacher quality study in her Inside School Research blog today. In "Opportunity at the Top: How America's Best Teachers Could Close the Gaps, Raise the Bar, and Keep Our Nation Great," researchers at Public Impact explore...
June 03, 2010
Thirty-three states across the nation have proposed cutting K-12 spending in the 2011 fiscal year.
May 28, 2010
Oklahoma teachers got some tough news this week that could hit them in their wallets.