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New Mexico colleges receive B’s, C’s for teacher prep programs
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Dec 10, 8:29 AM: Public colleges and universities in New Mexico that offer teacher preparation programs received B’s and C’s in the first round of grades on performance.
Leaders from local public, charter and private schools get together for professional development
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Dec 3, 7:24 AM: SouthCoast leaders in the public, charter and Catholic schools have started professional development sessions together as part of Boston College’s Lynch Leadership Academy “micro academy.
APSU and CMCSS form stronger partnership for preparing local teachers
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Nov 27, 6:39 AM: "We were after the same things, our goals were the same,” Barron said. “We want to produce quality teacher candidates, and they want to hire quality teacher candidates. They want to retain them in the school district after they’re >
Wayne Lewis to Kentucky teachers: Stop ‘hateful,’ ‘nasty’ emails
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Nov 19, 6:30 AM: After receiving "incredibly nasty" emails from teachers that launched "personal attacks" on his character, Kentucky Education Chief Wayne Lewis issued a call for civility to the state's educators.
Column: A rare look inside classrooms finds some poorly trained teachers wasting time
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Oct 31, 7:34 AM: This is what educational research hardly ever gives us: a look inside classrooms. That is why the nonprofit research and teacher training organization, TNTP, formerly known as the The New Teacher Project, has been so essential in >
More than half of Pa. public schools do not have a teacher of color
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Oct 31, 6:27 AM: More than 60 years after the Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, an analysis of state data shows persistently stark disparities between the racial composition of teachers and students in Pennsylvania’s schools — among the widest >
Orange teacher’s resignation letter sparks debate
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Oct 30, 6:25 AM: In her letter, Hicks, 36, said she was one of many fed up Orange teachers and urged school district leaders to heed their concerns about standardized testing, burdensome record-keeping and policies that lose sight of the children >
College partners with Greer Elementary to provide hands-on experience
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Oct 30, 5:48 AM: Education majors at the College of Coastal Georgia are finding that elementary school education looks dramatically different than it did when they were elementary students.
Tyler ISD, UT Tyler create partnership to inspire future school leaders
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Oct 30, 5:25 AM: Leaders from both school announced the TeamONE Tyler program on Monday, officially titled the Tyler ISD Leadership Pipeline Initiative. The program will provide an opportunity for a select group of Tyler ISD educators to earn their >
Why are so many DC teachers leaving their jobs?
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Oct 25, 7:29 AM: D.C. public and charter schoolteachers appeared before the D.C. State Board of Education Wednesday night to offer some of the reasons why the District has an unusually high turnover rate of teachers.
Keeping teachers from quitting focus of UVa summit
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Oct 24, 6:30 AM: A summit last year at the University of Virginia on teacher retention resulted in legislation that allowed teachers to get certified after four years of school, instead of a five-year master’s program.
Across Wisconsin, ‘emergency license’ teachers are running classrooms
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Oct 24, 6:26 AM: Franke isn't like other teachers across the country in one way: She doesn’t have a teaching license — at least not fully. She is one of 2,432 teachers across Wisconsin who hold what’s colloquially called an “emergency teacher’s >
‘Spectacular’ growth in teaching profession, but big changes are afoot, landmark Penn st
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Oct 23, 7:03 AM: The teaching profession is transforming, according to research to be released Tuesday: It is larger than ever, but more unstable; it's attracting more educators of color than ever, but losing them at higher rates than white >
Editorial: Wrong approach on schools
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Oct 15, 6:19 AM: The state Education Department and the Legislature need to do something about the many schools that consistently perform below standards. But deploying some of the most accomplished teachers against their will isn't the >
As Texas faces a sharp increase in special education students, the shortage of teachers could get wo
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Oct 15, 5:45 AM: Texas will need about 9,000 more teachers like De Los Santos as 150,000 more students statewide become eligible for special education classes in the next three years. That will intensify an existing shortage of such teachers in the >
Few teachers available to fill demand for computer science in high schools
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Oct 5, 6:35 AM: A national report shows there’s a shortage of qualified computer science teachers and class offerings — particularly, in rural schools. But Idaho fares better than many other U.S. states.
Opinion: Why Teachers Aren’t Buying What Education Reformers Are Selling
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Sep 27, 7:16 AM: So-called education reformers—myself included—constantly propose new plans, programs, and policies to fix whatever supposedly ails public education.These ideas often fall flat because teachers aren’t buying what the reformers are >
Michigan school districts battle widespread teacher shortages
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Sep 10, 5:55 AM: Michigan is battling a persistent shortage of teachers early in the school year, prompting school district leaders to scramble to fill their vacancies while fearing the problem might only get worse.
Texas expects thousands more special education students. But where are the teachers?
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Sep 6, 6:34 AM: Thousands of Texas students are now eligible to receive special education services after state officials eliminated an illegal cap on the number of students eligible for special education. That means Texas lawmakers will spend next >
Teachers leave Philly schools at especially high rates, new study says
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Sep 6, 6:17 AM: Fully half of all teachers nationally leave the profession within the first five years, with special retention challenges in urban school systems.

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