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Teacher shortages are especially acute in rural areas. Here’s one solution in Colorado.
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May 18, 6:22 AM: This is especially true for rural communities, including in Colorado. Alternative licensure pathways, including residency models of entering the teaching profession, have been a lifeline for finding and keeping rural teachers in >
Thousands of NC teachers rally in Raleigh for more education funding
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May 17, 6:58 AM: Downtown Raleigh filled Wednesday with thousands of teachers who marched in the morning and rallied in the afternoon rain as they demanded that lawmakers do more to raise teacher pay and education spending in North Carolina.
Letter: Fund rural school districts
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May 16, 6:10 AM: Washington has a track record of great teachers in its metropolitan districts, while its rural districts struggle to attract experienced and even qualified teachers. Dozens of the rural school districts in central Washington are >
Milwaukee’s teachers have a history lesson for Christian Schneider
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May 16, 5:44 AM: Not only is the funding system flawed, but the rapid expansion of private voucher schools has siphoned already limited tax dollars out of our public schools. Voucher schools have failed to improve educational outcomes for students >
Commentary: Teachers Aren’t Victims
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May 15, 7:07 AM: In a USA Today op-ed last month, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten defended the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona, and Colorado, by sketching a familiar hero-villain >
Puerto Rico: The Teacher Uprising the Media Is Ignoring
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May 15, 7:05 AM: You’ve read about the teacher strikes in West Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, Colorado… but what about Puerto Rico? Fighting to keep the island’s public schools open in the wake of Hurricane Maria, teachers there are boycotting >
Oklahoma teacher debates education secretary over ‘school choice’
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May 14, 7:45 AM: Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year Jon Hazell is making national news after a heated conversation he had with U.S Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Teacher-mentorship effort hailed
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May 11, 5:57 AM: One of New Mexico’s top education executives said Thursday that a new mentorship program for teachers at low-performing schools is helping improve student achievement.
The nation’s top teachers met with Betsy DeVos, and not all of them were thrilled with what sh
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May 2, 7:24 AM: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met privately with the nation’s top teachers Monday and asked them to talk about the obstacles they face in doing their jobs. At least one of those teachers told DeVos that some of her policies are >
Opinion: Teachers across America are striking because courts are shrinking from the school funding f
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Apr 9, 7:23 AM:

Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma manifested growing frustration with state disinvestment in public education over the past decade. But these protests and walkouts are not just a story about state budgets. >

How Marian University is working to help solve the teaching shortage
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Apr 9, 6:40 AM: Like most of the country, Indiana is experiencing a major teaching shortage. Factors like low pay, working conditions and testing mandates have resulted in precipitous declines in the number of college students pursuing a career in >
Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky Walk Out: ‘It Really Is a Wildfire’
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Apr 3, 7:20 AM: Thousands of teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky walked off the job Monday morning, shutting down school districts as they protested cuts in pay, benefits and school funding in a movement that has spread rapidly since igniting in >
IPS takes on teacher shortage with innovative recruiting campaign
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Mar 29, 5:24 AM: Adversaries are now allies in the increasing competition for good teachers. IPS, charter schools and the mayor's office are taking on the teacher shortage. They are selling the city and its schools to teachers across the >
Baylor, Waco ISD teaching partnership earns national accolade
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Mar 26, 7:08 AM: A partnership between Waco Independent School District and Baylor University is getting national attention for its ability to prepare future teachers through field experience in Waco schools.
Teacher residency approach aims to produce educators who stay
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Mar 12, 6:53 AM: District leaders hope to solve this problem by partnering with St. Louis Teacher Residency, an organization formed last year that will recruit, then educate, train and embed new teachers within hard-to-staff public schools.
Bill paves the way for unlicensed teachers in Indiana classrooms as answer to shortage
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Mar 7, 7:30 AM: Like the rest of the country, Indiana is struggling to find enough qualified teachers to fill it's public school classrooms. Lawmakers have proposed a possible solution: unlicensed teachers.
State Teacher Preparation Report Card released
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Feb 26, 7:44 AM: The Teacher Preparation Report Card recently released by the Tennessee Department of Education and Board of Education show Lee University has made some minor improvements to its educational programs over the past year.
Missouri teacher preparation program ratings aim to help keep teachers on the job
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Feb 16, 7:42 AM: Missouri public schools lose 64 percent of their first-year teachers after five years, so leaders in K-12 and higher education are scrutinizing whether Missouri adequately prepares teachers for the job.
Do schools lose ground when losing top teachers to turnaround schools?
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Feb 1, 7:59 AM: Since 2012, Tennessee has used financial incentives to lure some of its most effective teachers to work in struggling schools under an intense turnaround model known as the Innovation Zone.
Tennessee education officials vow to better the state’s teacher preparation programs
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Jan 17, 7:14 AM:

Many of Tennessee's teacher preparation programs aren't at the quality the state expects. A number of those underperforming are at state colleges — with none of those schools performing at the highest level.

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