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The Teacher Wars Among Year’s Best Books

Dana Goldstein writes in her new book that teachers are poorly trained to flatten social, racial and economic barriers and their pay is “pathetic”.

12/17/2014

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Protesters Rally Ahead Of SRC Meeting In Spring Garden

Teachers, joined by parents and students, gathered outside Philadelphia school district headquarters in Spring Garden.

10/16/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background Checks

The House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.

10/15/2014

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Men Not Drawn To Teaching

Teaching has long been dominated by women. And now, increasing the number of African American and Latino teachers is a higher priority than bringing men into the field.

09/16/2014

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A Teacher Evaluation System That Works

Teachers are applauding an evaluation system started by two 23-year-old grads from Yale.

09/15/2014

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Judge Holds Principal, 3 Teachers For Trial In PSSA Cheating Case

A judge has held a Hunting Park school principal and three teachers for trial on charges they cheated on state tests.

09/02/2014

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STEM Education: The Campaign To Recruit STEM Educators

The number of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) is growing at a rate nearly double that of non-STEM jobs. To train this workforce of the near future, the United States needs an army of teachers highly trained in science, math, and technology.

08/27/2014

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‘No Fake Math,’ Raytheon Math Heroes Make Numbers Real For Students

Teacher support is key to all of these efforts, which is why Raytheon is interested in rewarding educators who go the extra mile to get students excited.

08/27/2014

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Philadelphia Teachers, Students Prepare For Another School Year With Less

Back to school shopping is now in full swing throughout the Delaware Valley, but for some, what was once a time of excitement has now turned into a hardship.

08/22/2014

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KIPP Honored By ‘Broad Prize’

The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.

07/23/2014

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Studies Say ‘Good Behavior Game’ Is Effective

Today, behavior management is an important part of teacher training. Twenty-two studies analyze its effectiveness.

07/22/2014

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5 Back To School Things Teachers Would Love Your Help With

Seasoned instructors share the essentials for your child’s transition back to the classroom.

07/21/2014

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Citadel’s Heart Of Learning Awards Program

Yvonne Wright of Citadel and Grace Frunzi, the 2014 Heart of Learning Award Recipient was here to speak with us about this great awards program that honors teachers for making a difference in the lives of children on a daily basis!

06/25/2014

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New Jersey May Loosen Teacher Residency Rule

Employees of many New Jersey school districts may soon be allowed to live out of state with no questions asked.

06/19/2014

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‘Value-Added Method’ Of Teacher Evaluation Does Not Measure True Value

A study finds teachers who were well-regarded on student surveys and principal classroom observations, had students who did poorly on tests and the opposite also was true.

05/21/2014

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