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DC Teachers Visit Students’ Homes

Teachers in the DC district’s new Family Engagement Partnership visit students’ homes in an effort to improve engagement and raise achievement.

24 hours ago

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Teaching About Onlookers’ Role In The Holocaust

The Holocaust Museum in Washington has organized a nontraditional exhibit for classroom instruction: the study of onlookers.

03/23/2015

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More Schools Moving To Longer School Days

The National Center on Time and Learning, a group that promotes the extended school day, estimates that more than 1500 schools nationally now have additional hours.

03/04/2015

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When Students Are Grieving

Teachers, who spend every day with children, often interact with grieving students. Now there are resources.

02/23/2015

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Most Teachers’ Salaries Grow Slowly

A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality looks at how teachers in the largest districts can maximize salaries. For most, it’s slowly.

12/22/2014

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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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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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Engineering A Love For Science In Kids

Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.

09/08/2014

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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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Expanded School Day Could Boost Teacher Effectiveness

A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan

06/10/2014

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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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Students – And Phillies – Show Appreciation For Favorite Teachers

Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.

05/06/2014

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Teachers Visiting Parents Helps Students

Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.

02/05/2014

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Tenure Track Professors Not Necessarily Best Teachers

Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.

11/06/2013

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