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True Grit: To Appreciate Teachers, Learn From Their Efforts

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 05.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Ama Nyamekye

Everyone knows teachers work hard, but do we ever take enough time to truly recognize the talents and achievements of our educators?

The Vergara Era, Part 2: A New Opportunity

Ama Nyamekye | Posted 09.27.2014 | Home
Ama Nyamekye

Whether you agree or disagree with the court ruling, we all have an opportunity to look beyond the past or the present and to shape the future policies that will elevate our profession and the kind of education we offer our students.

Ed Today: Jerry Brown Makes Veiled Hit On EdSec Arne Duncan? Harnessing Teachers' Voices

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2013 | Home
Joy Resmovits

Did Jerry Brown Just Ding Arne Duncan? In his State of the State address yesterday, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) talked a bit about federalism and educ...

The Market for Teacher Voice

Allie Kimmel | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Allie Kimmel

The teachers unions are under attack -- and not just from Scott Walker. In addition to attacks from politicians, media, and the public, some teachers have also voiced criticism of their unions.

Real Life Lesson from Real Life DoGooders: Reject the Status Quo to Solve Critical Problems

Marc Ozburn | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Marc Ozburn

The underlying theme to America's central struggles over recent years is that they're problems created over time and ignored as they grew in size and scale.

New Groups Giving Teachers Alternative Voice

Education Week | Stephen Sawchuk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

In times of great uncertainty for U.S. teachers, who speaks for them? The question is almost axiomatic in its simplicity, but the answer is far less c...

Making Evaluations Matter

Grace Snodgrass | Posted 08.07.2011 | New York
Grace Snodgrass

I've been working with Education 4 Excellence's policy team to come up with recommendations for how teachers should be evaluated. We believe our proposed evaluation system is fair to teachers and students alike.