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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.
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 >

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