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A Powerful Vision for NEA Teach Plus Fellows

Teach Plus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
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By Rob Powers We've all heard the old adage: sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one. In other words, we can create a complicated hypot...

NEA Teachers Stand Proudly with Teach Plus

Teach Plus | Posted 04.27.2014 | Education
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By Emilie Hill I am proud to be one of the 53 NEA members working with Teach Plus as a "Future of the Teaching Profession" Fellow. Teach Plus regula...

Educator Evaluation with Teacher Teams is a Powerful Combination

Teach Plus | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
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By Erin Dukeshire When my school—the Orchard Gardens K-8 in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston—piloted the new Educator Evaluation system, I was...

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

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.27.2013 | Education
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...

Giving Teachers More Power Helps In Turnaround Of Boston Schools

| Jackie Mader | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of HechingerEd blog. Six low-performing Boston schools participating in a pilot program that gives teachers more tr...

Survey: Today's Teaching Force Less Experienced, More Open To Change

| Jackie Mader | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. More inexperienced teachers are in today's classrooms than ever before ...

Teachers' Lounge: The Wave-Maker

Teach Plus | Posted 11.20.2012 | Education
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Shekema Silveri teaches English at Mt. Zion High School in Jonesboro, GA. She was Georgia's 2011 Milken Educator and is the founder of Silveri Service Learning Academy, a 6-12 charter school scheduled to open in the 2014 school year.

Teachers' Lounge: The Lifelong Eighth Grader

Teach Plus | Posted 10.14.2012 | Education
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People think that testing actually proves what kids can do, but the tests are far too limiting in their scopes. So much of the testing only proves whether or not the kids understand the questions on the test.

The Market for Teacher Voice

Allie Kimmel | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education
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.

Memphis' New Teacher Evaluation System Adopted From Controversial D.C. Program

| Sarah Garland | Posted 02.09.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. It is the third in a series in a collaboration between The Hechinger Report and Memphis Comme...

New Groups Giving Teachers Alternative Voice

Education Week | Stephen Sawchuk | Posted 11.12.2011 | Education

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...