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Opinion: State needs innovative teacher training
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May 24, 6:19 AM: It’s no secret that one of the biggest keys to Mississippi’s longterm success is having the best possible corps of teachers in its classrooms.
Urban Superintendents Want More Ways To Get Teachers In Classrooms
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May 16, 7:03 AM: The teaching corps of St. Louis Public Schools is becoming older and whiter. And that concerns Superintendent Kelvin Adams.
GVSU partners with Battle Creek Public Schools, receives $15.5 million grant
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May 14, 5:51 AM: "The GVSU partnership will open up new, creative ways for BCPS to attract and retain talented teachers, create a student teacher pipeline to develop the next generation of local teachers right here in Battle Creek and help further >
Federal judge: Kentucky school districts must give up teacher sickout names
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May 10, 7:27 AM: Kentucky school districts must comply with a subpoena from Gov. Matt Bevin's administration requesting the names of teachers possibly involved in this year's sickouts, a federal judge said Thursday.
Virginia Educator Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
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May 7, 7:40 AM: Rodney Robinson, a 19-year teaching veteran who became a teacher to honor his mother and who struggled to receive an education after being denied one as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia, was named the 2019 >
The forces behind Philly’s high teacher turnover
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May 3, 7:41 AM: A stable teaching staff is crucial to a school’s academic success, but we found that thousands of the city’s most vulnerable children attend Philadelphia schools where teachers shuffle in and out at destabilizing rates — 25 percent >
26 school districts cancel class ahead of teacher rally in downtown Raleigh
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Apr 25, 7:32 AM: So far, 26 school districts and several charter schools have announced that they have canceled classes on May 1 because of the number of teachers expected to be absent.
Some NC schools nix closing for May 1 teachers rally, saying that students need to be in class
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Apr 16, 7:34 AM: Some North Carolina school districts are trying to stay open May 1 by encouraging teachers to send small groups to Raleigh for the planned mass protest instead of having large numbers of employees take the day off.
Kentucky districts get subpoenas related to teacher absences
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Apr 11, 7:03 AM:

Kentucky’s largest school district received a subpoena from Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration on Wednesday that seeks the names of teachers who might have used sick days to attend statehouse rallies while the >

Opinion: Teacher recruitment and retention are keys to academic opportunities
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Mar 21, 6:00 AM: It was a great day in South Carolina when our General Assembly decided to make education reform its priority for the current legislative session. The discussions and debates have been uncomfortable at times and in some instances a >
Help wanted: Why teachers aren’t staying in S.C. classrooms
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Mar 19, 5:24 AM: Veteran South Carolina teachers are fleeing classrooms in record numbers because of low pay, a burdensome testing system and a sense they aren’t valued. More seriously, fewer college graduates see teaching as a profession worth >
Are Florida colleges and universities preparing teachers to teach? A National think-tank says no
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Feb 28, 6:56 AM: The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released a report on Wednesday that points blame at higher education for the reason so many aspiring teachers are failing their professional teacher licensing exam.
Bill aimed at improving SC public schools advances in House with key changes
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Feb 22, 6:58 AM: A bill aimed at transforming South Carolina’s public schools advanced Thursday in the House with some key changes teachers wanted. And legislators stress more revisions are coming.
Public school strikes revive clash with Teach for America
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Feb 14, 8:47 AM: The program has been credited with alleviating teacher shortages in difficult-to-hire schools and building a dedicated force of education policy and school leaders. But the nonprofit has faced skepticism, both for its design and >
Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them
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Jan 22, 8:51 AM: Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States in the past year, but its effectiveness is still up for debate.
Teacher vacancies higher at SC schools, new report says. Here’s how much
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Jan 15, 6:30 AM: As S.C. school districts struggle to find enough teachers, a new statewide study says more educators are leaving the classroom, forcing schools to rely on substitutes and international teachers to educate students.
Do too many Utah teachers lack licensure, training?
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Jan 11, 7:38 AM: A member of the Utah State Board of Education called into question Friday significant numbers of people hired to teach in Utah public schools who do not have teaching licenses nor are they enrolled in programs to earn teaching >
Opinion: A test of leadership
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Jan 4, 7:15 AM: Legislators claimed that vouchers and charters were needed so students could escape failing “government schools,” presumably filled with incompetent teachers. The new laws also restricted collective bargaining by teachers' unions, >
Teachers Quit Jobs at Highest Rate on Record
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Dec 28, 8:28 AM: Teachers and other public education employees, such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on record, government data shows.
Opinion: Revamp Teach for America to address Kansas teacher shortage
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Dec 28, 8:04 AM: The Kansas teacher shortage reflects a national trend. When classes started this fall Kansas was 612 teachers short, up 19 percent from last year. Some positions still remain open. Furthermore, the cost of recruiting high-quality >

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