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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.
Baltimore schools stepping up efforts to recruit, retain more black teachers
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Aug 31, 6:55 AM: The city has for years struggled to recruit and retain a teaching force that reflects the children it serves. The challenge persists even as research emerges showing that a black person’s presence at the front of a classroom has >
America’s new education crisis: A teacher shortage
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Aug 23, 7:28 AM: America's students are returning to school, but in many cases, their teachers aren. The country is facing an education crisis as more teachers leave the profession for other fields, often lured by higher pay. At the same time, >
Kentucky Education Panel Eliminates Master’s Degree Requirement for K-12 Teachers
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Aug 22, 5:43 AM: An education board in Kentucky has voted to eliminate a requirement that public school teachers earn a Master’s degree to continue in the profession.
Minnesota works to complete teacher licensing overhaul
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Aug 20, 7:02 AM: Weeks before schools open their doors for the start of a new academic year, Minnesota education officials are finalizing the overhaul of the state's teacher licensing rules.
Amid teacher shortage, South Carolina school recruiters get aggressive
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Aug 20, 6:32 AM: The Charleston County School District shelled out serious money to recruit teachers this year — and it worked.
Teacher recruitment takes many forms in Detroit
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Aug 6, 6:33 AM: The district has taken a year-round approach to teacher recruitment, traveling to Historically Black Universities and Colleges 11 times to recruit graduates. It also held multiple teaching fairs each month in Detroit.
Possible key to black boys’ academic success: Hire black men as elementary school teachers
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Jul 25, 7:09 AM: Nationwide, 2 percent of public school teachers are African-American males and 2 percent are Hispanic males, while students of color make up about half the nation’s public school enrollment from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, >
Latino teachers, principals extremely rare in Utah schools
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Jul 23, 5:57 AM: Latinos are the largest racial minority group of students in Utah and make up about 17 percent of statewide enrollment in K-12 education, while Latino educators made up 2.45 percent of the 37,326 active educators in public schools >
UW study: Want highly trained teachers to work at high-poverty schools? Try offering them $10,000
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Jul 20, 7:05 AM: In Washington state, teachers who complete a rigorous national certification program and work at a high-poverty school collect a combined $10,000 bonus each year. And new research from the University of Washington finds that the >
Racine School District, UW-Parkside Partner To Address Special Education Teacher Shortage
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Jul 17, 6:50 AM: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Racine Unified School District are partnering up to address a special education teacher shortage in the district. They're launching a 2-year teacher residency program that will serve as >
Seize the moment: 5 ways to improve teacher quality
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Jul 16, 7:23 AM: Unfortunately, the public conversation about teachers has been dominated over the past year by talk of shortages, strikes and how the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision will affect teachers unions. These are important topics >
Proposed changes to teacher licensure will ‘exacerbate’ teacher shortage, educators say
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Jul 13, 6:46 AM: Proposed changes to the state teacher licensure rule will exacerbate Utah's teacher shortage and contribute to inequity among students, educators told members of the Utah State Board of Education Thursday.
The Teacher-Powered Schools Movement: Transforming Teachers From Industrial Workers To Professionals
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Jul 12, 7:07 AM: In contrast, educators at teacher-powered schools take on truly professional roles, controlling the decisions that directly affect school operations and student learning. These schools are modeled after the partnerships common >

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