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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 >
More than 2,000 NC teachers failed a math licensing exam. Now it may be dropped.
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Dec 19, 8:06 AM: The math exam that has made it difficult for hundreds of new North Carolina teachers to get their license could be phased out as early as February, based on a recent vote by a panel of state education experts.
Class sizes are ballooning amid SC’s teacher shortage crisis, fueling the exodus
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Dec 18, 6:40 AM: Class sizes are growing amid South Carolina’s teacher shortage crisis, further overwhelming instructors who are already overburdened and underpaid, teachers told legislators Monday.
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 >

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