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Math Teachers Certification
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Jul 28, 6:47 AM:

Middle school math teachers would have an easier time getting certified under a new rule adopted Monday by state K-12 leaders.

TN Teachers Flunk Evaluation Changes
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Dec 15, 6:53 AM:

Despite moves to reduce the impact of student achievement within evaluations, teachers are not impressed and, instead, want all student results removed from process. Identifies impact on both students and teachers, includes >

Los Angeles Protests
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Nov 24, 5:35 AM:

Los Angeles teachers seek more changes than district can afford, including permanent 10% pay raise. Union and district disagree on governance and directions within local school districts.

Down To The Minute In NJ
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Nov 18, 9:52 AM:

NJ administrations and teachers fight about parent-teacher conference times. Both sides think the other is at fault and threats are put in place to ensure teachers oblige.

‘A’ For PA Teacher Improvement Effort
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Nov 3, 10:01 AM:

While national concerns regarding teacher inadequacies swirl, teacher improvement plans and strict requirements keep instructor performance rising. Displays contrast between Pittsburgh’s success and national doubt.

Student Performance Effects Teachers
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Jul 16, 5:07 PM:

OH schools will now evaulate their teachers based on student achievement. Extremely controversal. Union leaders fear that this change comes at a bad time because of the current switch going on to Common Core.

Rating How Teachers Are Taught
Rating How Teachers Are Taught
Photo by sridgway
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May 4, 6:26 AM:

Non-profit's intent to grade colleges of ed runs into brick wall, as many colleges refuse to hand over info and rant about poor methodology. Strong connection between poor teacher quality and teacher training makes some nervous. >

Classroom Sponsors
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Feb 23, 12:30 PM:

Teachers solicit donation on web to fund classroom pet projects. Donations curb teacher out-of-pocket expenses. Lots of ink given to website; nothing to whether or not pet projects are aligned with strong curriculum that improve >

Raising Chicago Schools
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Oct 10, 6:30 AM:

Uses new U of Chicago report on the failure of school reform to improve city schools as a springboard to state, well, the obvious: Kids need more hours in school with top teachers/ principals who possess a "sense of urgency" to >

Teacher Ties
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Oct 6, 10:19 AM:

Many teachers at MA school are former students. Brings sense of community to school. Teachers' knowledge of area could be useful tool when tailoring learning. Unfortunately, bigger message about teacher prep and effectiveness >

Getting Good Teachers
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Oct 3, 4:21 AM:

NC Teaching Fellows program recruits bright students into teaching. On chopping block due to budget. Question of what to do about uplifting the teaching profession so students (especially low-income students) are in classrooms >

Paying Teachers To Not Teach
Paying Teachers To Not Teach
Photo by Misterteacher
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Sep 29, 6:47 AM:

Reveals little-known fact that some school districts subsidize a teacher's union work and, also, pay for the sub to take over classroom duties. Recommends ending practice. Agreed.

Step Increase Preceeds Evaluation
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Sep 29, 6:34 AM:

One FL district granted step increases to teachers. Seems like they did so to compensate for cut in benefits and in response to new law that will end tenure and institute an evaluation.

Opportunity To Improve Teaching Corps
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Sep 26, 12:37 PM:

Economic forecast not a good one for new teachers, where budget cuts are slashing staff and hundreds of people apply for a handful of teachnig jobs. Seems like the right time to turn the faucet off for ed school enrollment by >

Teachers Take Less Pay
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Sep 20, 11:58 AM:

York (PA) school board and teachers union agree to reduced salary increases and extension of contract as district deals with budget realities in tough economic times. $1M saved over next two years, with district saying more >

Mark Of Good School Isn’t Unionization
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Sep 16, 1:38 PM:

Attempt to see if MI schools are getting better amid union/GOP fight. Ends up slamming lawmakers who are "vilifying" teachers. Reality is union rules are actually preventing schools from getting better. Teacher tenure based on # >

Whining Away
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Sep 16, 9:39 AM:

Union leader wages complaints against teaching profession. Dramatic claims are unsupported and do nothing to improve the state of education for anyone. She could, though, bemoan those colleges of ed that lack rigor and don't >

Charters Appeal To Teachers, Too
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Sep 12, 5:43 AM:

Teachers are leaving conventional schools to take posts at charters. Speak of frustration with red tape in public classrooms. Serves as reminder that it's not only students who benefit from the flexibility of charter model. >

Teachers Choose Longer Day
Teachers Choose Longer Day
Rex Pe
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Sep 9, 5:08 AM:

Because Chicago teachers union rejected district's 2% offer for 90-min longer school day, it's a school-by-school decision to extend day. Applauds schools making this "bold" move. For a city with one of the shortest school >

Accents Don’t Affect Learning
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Aug 31, 9:40 AM:

AZ ed officials will no longer force schools to retrain, or reassign, English immersion teachers who speak with an accent. Agreement follows complaints that practice discriminated against Hispanic and non-native speakers, and >

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