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What 5 Michigan teachers said about their meeting with Betsy DeVos
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Aug 3, 7:56 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in Grand Rapids Tuesday, where she visited the Van Andel Education Institute to visit with students and participate in a roundtable discussion with about 10 teachers.
Nashville schools lose half of newest teachers within three years on the job
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Jul 12, 6:12 AM: Over 50 percent of the teachers leaving Metro Nashville Public Schools are within their first three years of teaching, according to district officials.
As Maine teachers seek time for development, parents fear they’ll take it from students
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Jul 3, 7:40 AM: That means that many teachers are now rethinking how they work, and that takes time. More schools are now trying to create weekly “early release days” to give teachers more time to work together, but some parents are aren’t >
Teachers on front lines of education crisis pitch solutions to problems at their schools
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Jun 30, 5:38 AM: A new fellowship at 36 Degrees North this summer brought together a group of Tulsa-area teachers to identify problems affecting education and develop creative solutions through work with their schools and the community.
New rules will make teacher requirements more flexible
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Jun 14, 7:03 AM: New licensing requirements for Minnesota teachers are set to take effect next summer after they were passed as part of the education budget last session.
D.C. council member urges action on D.C.’s mid-year teacher resignations
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Jun 2, 6:16 AM: A D.C. council member called the high number of mid-year teacher resignations at some D.C. Public Schools an “emergency,” and said Thursday that he wants Chancellor Antwan Wilson to come before the council’s education committee to >
Emergency bill would ensure CCSD pays educators who complete professional development plans
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May 25, 6:17 AM: Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford plans to introduce an emergency bill that would require the Clark County School District to stash funds to pay teachers and principals who complete a professional development program.
Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut’s Achievement Gap?
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May 23, 6:23 AM: Minority students make up 42 percent of the population in Connecticut, but only eight percent of educators are minorities. And teacher prep programs don’t draw enough people of color. For example, last year at Southern Connecticut >
SRC hires teacher-prep program over protests
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Mar 20, 6:28 AM: The contract amount is relatively small for a district with a multibillion-dollar budget: $150,000 for one year of work. But the approval was controversial because of the vendor: Relay Graduate School of Education, a relatively new >
Senate overturns Obama-era regulations on teacher preparation
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Mar 9, 8:08 AM: The Senate voted 59 to 40 Wednesday to overturn Obama administration regulations meant to ensure that new K-12 public school teachers are ready for the nation’s classrooms.
School districts retain more quality teachers than state’s achievement district, study shows
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Feb 20, 6:31 AM: School districts across the state are able to recruit highly effective teachers into specialized intervention programs aimed at improving Tennessee's lowest performing schools, but have difficulty retaining some of those teachers, >
Report calls into question teacher ratings in New Mexico
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Jan 25, 7:35 AM: An education policy think tank that backs the use of data on student progress to evaluate teacher performance says in a new report that most states, including New Mexico, are failing to ensure that all teachers rated as effective >
Teach For America Training Program Spreads In Ohio
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Jan 17, 7:08 AM: Teach for America members have been allowed to work in Ohio since 2012.  The executive director of TFA’s Southwest office, Ben Lindy, says they sign up students who are about to graduate with a bachelor’s >
Montana educators cautiously hopeful for teacher recruitment, retention efforts in 2017
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Jan 3, 7:32 AM: Several studies have found that up to half of new teachers leave the profession within five years. Teacher recruitment and retention are on the minds of educators nationwide, and in specific ways in Montana. Montana has the lowest >
Schools face tougher task in finding teachers
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Dec 21, 6:44 AM: Educators eager to blame Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 for the declining supply of teachers say the evidence is obvious and convincing.
SF district to provide pathway to teaching credentials
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Dec 20, 7:36 AM: Hoping to make it easier, faster and cheaper to become a teacher, the San Francisco school district is going into the teacher-credentialing business, offering courses and training typically administered on a college campus.
Report: Firing bad teachers difficult in SCS
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Dec 12, 8:13 AM:

Firing a poor-performing teacher in Shelby County Schools is difficult, but not as hard as in districts like New York City, according to a new report out this week.

Teacher pay should be higher priority (CER in the news)
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Dec 9, 8:16 AM: One of the most underrated and underpaid jobs in America is quite frankly one of the most important jobs, and that would be teaching. From the age of four, if accepted to participate in pre-kindergarten, to the age of 17 or 18, >
It’s basically impossible to fire a New York City school teacher
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Dec 8, 7:49 AM: New York City is one of the hardest places in the nation to fire ineffective public-school teachers, according to a new study.
Poor students may not have worse teachers, despite Vergara lawsuit claim
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Nov 29, 6:36 AM: As their case wound through the courts, plaintiffs in the Vergara v. California case returned over and over again to a central claim: poor and minority students are markedly more likely to have the lowest-quality teachers.

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