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Fixing terms for up to 5,000 teachers could avert possible strike
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Aug 26, 6:29 AM: Finding a way to hold harmless up to 5,000 teachers who have maxed out on their pay raises for education and seniority may be the key to averting Chicago’s second teachers strike in four years.
Teachers, city schools urged to overhaul policies
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Aug 22, 7:30 AM: The Boston Municipal Research Bureau, in a report it plans to release Monday, says such changes are necessary to boost the quality of teaching and learning so the school system can compete more aggressively with independently run >
The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better
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Aug 18, 8:03 AM: Persistent achievement gaps among black and Hispanic students have confounded education experts for years. One strategy researchers have found to be successful at narrowing the gaps is a simple one: Employ more minority teachers, >
State Supreme Court agrees: SRC can’t cancel teacher contract
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Aug 16, 5:40 AM: The Philadelphia School Reform Commission's nearly two-year battle to cancel the city teachers' union contract and impose new work rules to save money was soundly defeated again Monday.
New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process
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Jul 27, 6:14 AM: A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers, administrators and education >
New Nashville teacher cooperative chips away at public, private partition
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Jul 26, 7:24 AM: Teachers aren’t only good at teaching students. They’re good at teaching each other, too. That’s why Gregory O’Loughlin decided to form a network of teachers in grades 3-8 from across public and private schools in >
Utah school board schedules public hearing for new route to license teachers without education train
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Jul 13, 6:40 AM: Members of the state school board are scheduled to hear public feedback this month on a new policy that allows individuals without education training to work as classroom teachers.
New route to teacher certification gets an F, Utah House Democrats say
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Jul 8, 7:25 AM: A month after state education leaders created a new path to a teaching license, a dozen Democratic legislators are giving the route a failing grade.
Nevada looks to refresh dry pipeline of teachers, and fast
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Jul 5, 7:45 AM: Nevada is struggling with a chronic teacher shortage that mirrors problems in other parts of the country as fewer students enroll in teacher training programs. At the Washoe County School District, the state's second largest behind >
Teach for America marks 10th year in Memphis with increased diversity and enhanced local training
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Jul 5, 7:41 AM: Teach for America, a nonprofit that recruits corps members to commit to teaching two years in urban schools across the country, is celebrating its 25th year nationally and 10th anniversary in Memphis this year.
Alaska repeals teacher evaluation plan
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Jun 27, 7:53 AM: In a win for Alaska’s teachers, the State Board of Education has repealed a requirement that teacher evaluations include student achievement data.
Regents act to provide schools with teacher evaluation help
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Jun 15, 6:40 AM: The New York State Board of Regents today adopted rules that provide school districts with more flexibility in meeting teacher and principal evaluation requirements by the September 1, 2016 statutory deadline for state aid >
Report: Gates reforms brought mixed success, slow improvement to Hillsborough schools
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Jun 13, 6:28 AM: Bill Gates wanted poor and minority students to have a fair shot at getting the best teachers public schools had to offer. That's a key reason his foundation plowed hundreds of millions of dollars into teaching reform efforts >
Teaching the teachers
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Jun 9, 7:41 AM: Many factors shape a child’s success, but in schools nothing matters as much as the quality of teaching. In a study updated last year, John Hattie of the University of Melbourne crunched the results of more than 65,000 research >
Study Questions Value of Teacher Development
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Aug 5, 9:02 AM:

Investments in ongoing training for teachers usually didn’t improve their performance, and schools should rethink how they try to bolster their teachers’ skills, according to a study released Tuesday by a national nonprofit >

Skandera drops student test scores in some teacher evaluations
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Aug 5, 7:24 AM:

Hanna Skandera, New Mexico’s Cabinet secretary of public education, is dropping a small part of her controversial program for evaluating teachers. But Skandera says she will keep most of the system intact, continuing to mostly >

Official Bonus Details
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Jul 28, 7:23 AM:

Teachers and school districts now have official guidance from the state on the controversial teacher bonus based on ACT and SAT scores.

Teachers Hard To Find
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Jul 21, 6:01 AM:

Growth in STEM jobs will outpace other fields but it is increasingly hard to find those qualified to teach in these fields. Universities are working to launch teacher-training programs. Offers insight and context. 

Continuing Controversy
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Jul 20, 6:55 AM:

FL teachers speak out about legislation that gives bonuses based on their SAT/ACT scores. Many who didn't qualify and want to retake tests complain they will miss deadline. Explains situation well and includes teacher voice, but >

What Bad Ratings ?
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Jul 16, 7:27 AM:

New Jersey published new data today with the school-by-school and district-by-district results of teacher evaluations under the state's new system for rating its educators.

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