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Letters to the Editor: Teachers don’t need mandates on handling ‘willful defiance’
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Oct 16, 8:22 AM: There is nothing new in the article on new rules limiting school suspensions that good, caring teachers haven’t been doing forever. Spending time with troubled kids, being a role model for a problem child for other kids to see, and >
Jeanne Allen: The Problem Isn’t A Teacher Shortage: It’s A Lack Of Innovation In How Teachers May Wo
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Oct 10, 8:33 AM: Teacher shortages are reaching epidemic proportions. Fewer people with state-required credentials are available to teach, and surveys suggest that almost half are considering leaving the profession.
Black men make up only 2% of teachers in the US. A group named ‘Call Me MISTER’ wants to change that
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Oct 7, 8:25 AM: Research shows that for minority children, having at least one teacher that looks likes them is a key to their success, said Roy Jones, a professor at Clemson University's College of Education.
Raimondo wants Teach For America ‘to get more involved’ in Providence
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Sep 19, 5:52 AM: Teach for America, a fast-track program that recruits recent college graduates, may be part of the solution to Providence’s vexing teacher shortages.
Providence teachers push back against harsh report on schools
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Sep 16, 7:35 AM: Providence teachers describe a climate of negativity, an air of uncertainty and a culture of blame hovering over their district since the release of a report by the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy this summer on the >
Philadelphia Teachers’ Union Calls For Asbestos Cleanup In All City Schools After Teacher Diag
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Sep 12, 7:52 AM: The Philadelphia teachers’ union calls it a grave threat. A teacher has been diagnosed with cancer linked to asbestos.
Commentary: California can be a model for teacher-led change
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Sep 6, 7:24 AM: California’s recent historic investment of over $133 million represents a timely response to teaching shortages and provides much-needed support to help grow and keep talent in schools. One of the most effective ways to prevent >
Classroom ‘exodus’: Education schools grapple with finding the next generation of teache
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Aug 28, 7:54 AM: In this climate, teacher preparation programs have had to find ways to recruit students amid a shortage of teachers in Wisconsin and nationally. Research suggests that will continue to be a challenge.
Opinion: Trust teachers with school reform ideas
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Aug 26, 5:25 AM: Michigan’s education system is the perfect storm with declining academic achievement, underfunded schools and a declining teacher pipeline. Although various stakeholders have come together to problem solve, there has remained a >
How Do Misbehaving Teachers Keep Their Jobs? Districts, Unions Blame Each Other
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Aug 16, 7:46 AM: Many teachers across the region found to have engaged in misconduct kept their jobs thanks to a combination of laws and their union’s advocacy, which often begets more laws. But districts and unions point fingers at each other for >
New Data Show Few New York Teachers of Color in the Pipeline
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Aug 13, 7:12 AM: New York school districts have long sought to diversify their teaching ranks, which are mostly white overall, to better reflect the backgrounds of their students.
New teacher residency program kicks off at UB’s Graduate School of Education
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Aug 8, 7:09 AM: A new teacher residency program that aims to boost educational opportunities for all students by preparing and supporting diverse educators officially kicked off this week.
Mountains of paperwork lack purpose and disrupt teaching, SC teachers say in survey
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Aug 2, 5:35 AM: South Carolina teachers say mountains of paperwork are burying them, leaving them unable to effectively teach their students. That problem, highlighted in a new survey of S.C. teachers released Thursday, is partly why they said >
Editorial: A new track for teachers – and students
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Jul 31, 6:09 AM: Traditional college curriculums for training school teachers are sometimes criticized for focusing too much on theoretical concepts that don’t stand up to testing in the real world of the classroom.
Editorial: Time to recruit and retain teachers in Kentucky
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Jul 30, 7:16 AM: Kentucky will be heading back to the classroom over the next two weeks to a critical teacher shortage, state education officials warn.
Improving education is everyone’s business’: Over 3,300 teachers gather in Mobile
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Jul 16, 6:22 AM: The Alabama Department of Education’s MEGA Education Conference, featuring dozens of different sessions loaded onto a color-coded phone app, will end on Friday. Over 3,300 teachers were registered today and more are expected to >
Virginia launches teaching degrees at colleges in effort to curtail teacher shortage
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Jul 1, 6:56 AM: The state is launching 53 new teacher preparation programs and 25 new degrees, by Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week, that will let people become teachers after getting an education degree in four years.
City teachers fleeing New York at an alarming rate: report
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Jun 25, 6:55 AM: A staggering 41% of city teachers hired during the 2012-13 school year left the system during their first five years on the job, according to a new report.
W.Va. Senate Adds Anti-Strike Provisions to Controversial Education Omnibus, Readies for Monday Vote
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Jun 3, 5:21 AM: The West Virginia Senate has adopted an amendment that would allow teachers to be fired or have their pay withheld for going on strike. That change, among others, was made Sunday, June 2, to a long and controversial education >
The Challenges Of Finding Hawaii’s Next Generation Of Teachers
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May 31, 6:59 AM: As the number of new teachers coming out of local colleges decline, the state Department of Education hopes “teacher academies” and other strategies will ignite new interest in the profession.

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