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Failure Is Not An Option

Despite budget problems, poverty, and little parent participation, Public Agenda reports on what makes for success at Ohio’s nine high poverty, high-achieving schools.

12/10/2012

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Teacher Attitudes Surveyed

A new survey by TEACH PLUS reports on attitudes of teachers who began their careers less than a decade ago, which is the majority of teachers in the classroom today.

11/06/2012

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Responsive Classroom Strategies Show Learning Gains

A new study indicates that when teachers consistently use the Responsive Classroom learning approach, 5th grade students performed better on statewide assessment of math and reading skills than their peers who did not use the same learning strategies.

10/09/2012

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In Search Of Excellent Teaching

With political rhetoric not directing enough attention to education, The New York Times in its lead editorial Sunday, aired some important issues.

09/26/2012

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Are Good Teachers Appreciated?

The New Teacher Project, “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools,” found that only 47% of high performing teachers were praised by their bosses for their good work.

08/20/2012

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Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Plummets

The annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher based on 1001 responses shows that teacher job satisfaction is at its lowest in two decades, probably because of cuts in education budgets.

08/14/2012

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Fewer Men Attracted To Teaching

The 2011 US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that men comprise only 18.3% of elementary and middle school teachers and 2.3% of preschool and kindergarten teachers – depriving kids of good role models.

06/13/2012

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Monetary Incentives Attract Teachers To Low Income Districts

Teachers who were offered significant monetary incentives filled 90% of the vacancies in hard-to-staff schools in seven large and diverse school districts in 5 states. Now more schools are expected to follow suit.

05/16/2012

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What Spurs Students To Stay In College And Learn?

“What Spurs Students to Stay in College and Learn?” is the partial title of an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

12/06/2011

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Post-9/11 Generation Marks Distance From Historic Event

For the children born on Sept. 11, 2001, the decade has not shown them changes in America. Rather, they have always known things to be as they are — but for others, the scars linger.

08/11/2011

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Pouring Five Billion Dollars Into Education

While Bill Gates’ philanthropic efforts support a core curriculum and he wants to make certain that multiplication in Alabama is the same as in New York, his major concern is effective teaching.

08/01/2011

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Medford School District To Start Charging Its Student Teachers

A cash-strapped southern New Jersey school district has decided to start charging student teachers to work there.

05/30/2011

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Teacher Cadets

With several hundred new teaching positions opening up in Loudoun County, Virginia, high achieving students who live in the community have been recruited as ‘Teacher Cadets’.

05/11/2011

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Brotherly Love: Teaching English To Immigrants

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – A Norristown woman thought her dream of being a teacher was gone. Instead, she got a chance to fulfill her dream and help people in the process. Carole Zappala left behind […]

12/29/2010

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