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Mother Jones

Kiera Butler

1 January 2019

Alabama, United States

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In 2017, Alabama was one of only three states to meet all 10 of the national recognized benchmarks for preschool quality. The state credits bipartisan support, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and high teacher salaries...

Bright Magazine

Priti Salian

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6 December 2018

Bangalore, India

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To fill a teacher professional development gap in India, several outside organizations have stepped up to offer instructors training in classroom management and pedagogy.

The New York Times

Sara Mosle

6 September 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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After the introduction of No Child Left Behind, Atlanta was held up as a success story for the approach - that is until a group of teachers were exposed for illegally raising scores. Now, the city again grapples with ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

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4 September 2018

Michigan, United States

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To combat the intense teacher turnover rate nationwide, the University of Michigan's School of Education is rolling out a new training program that models itself after residencies in the medical field. After graduatin...

The 74

Kate Stringer

21 August 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2004, the Media Initiative set out to develop a trauma-informed curriculum for preschoolers in Northern Ireland. Using puppets, cartoons, and professional development, the social-emotional lessons have empowered st...

Chalkbeat

Erin Einhorn

18 July 2018

Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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To combat low retention rates and short training times for new educators, the University of Michigan - along with other programs around the country - are testing models for teacher education based off training for doc...

The Hechinger Report

Sarah Gonser

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10 July 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Researchers have pointed to third grade as a make it or break it point for young students learning to read so several nonprofits are now focusing their energy on improving student literacy rates in the grades prior. T...

Chalkbeat

Matt Barnum

4 June 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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Students who learn from a teacher who was trained through the UTeach program perform significantly better than those taught by other teachers in the same area. Started a decade ago at the University of Houston, UTeach...

Al-Fanar Media

Doreen Aijambo

1 May 2018

Mogadishu, Somalia

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Primary and secondary schools are being trained in Somalia through a $33 million frund from the Global Campaign for Education. “The training is providing crucial qualifications and training, giving educators a chanc...

Chalkbeat

Shaina Cavozos

11 April 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

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A school district in Indianapolis may have found one potential solution to the persistent teacher retention and diversity issue. Non-licensed school staff members and aides can now enroll in 18 months of night classes...

Al-Fanar Media

Tonny Onyulo

John Dyer

4 March 2018

Kenya

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Teachers for Teachers, is a US program that is educating untrained teachers in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. Around 550 refugee primary-school teachers have been trained through the program. Refugees form about 85...

Yes! Magazine

Bailey Williams

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15 September 2017

Washington, United States

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Native American students graduate high school at the lowest rate of any ethnic group in Washington state. Stemming from a request from tribal leaders in the early 2000s, the University of Washington recently started a...

CT Monitor

Jacqueline Rabe Thomas

12 June 2017

Connecticut, United States

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Dual language programs that split the school day into half English instruction and half in a different language have been shown to be effective for students learning English as well as native English speakers to learn...

Education Week

Sarah Sparks

9 May 2017

United States

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A small but growing group of programs in the U.S. are offering teaching "residencies" to college students. Students earn a stipend to student-teach in local schools in exchange for their commitment to work in the scho...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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8 February 2017

United States

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In a globalized world, increased focus has been put on expanding the frequently under-studied global competency component of American Student's education. By integrating lessons on this type of global thinking and kno...

The Christian Science Monitor

Josh Kenworthy

10 January 2017

San Francisco, California, United States

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While minority students in K-12 account for almost 50%, there are significantly fewer minority teachers. Most of the efforts are focused on recruitment but not on retention as teachers spend on average three years at ...

Chalkbeat

Erin Einhorn

14 December 2016

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Detroit implemented the Montessori Method at several public schools, despite funding constraints. The program has attracted families that might otherwise look to the suburbs and private schools for education. It has r...

Keystone Crossroads

Kevin McCorry

13 December 2016

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Part 3 of the "Equity or Bust: Are Ontario's Public Schools a Model for Pennsylvania" Series: Ontario is widely lauded for its education system, celebrated for both high performance and relatively smaller achievement ...

TakePart

Liz Dwyer

9 September 2016

Los Angeles, California, United States

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At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles students who suffer from dyslexia and dyscalculia are supported by special education teachers to improve their reading skills and access necessary tools to enter general educatio...

The New York Times

Susan Dominus

7 September 2016

New York, New York, United States

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Suspensions are a common method to address behavioral problems at schools, but they can discourage academic progress and success. An alternative practice called "restorative justice" focuses on building relationships,...

Slate

Dani McClain

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9 June 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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To diversify America's disproportionately female and white set of teachers, a coalition of colleges and universities is working to train black men to become teachers. The training programs emphasize the financial bene...

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

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21 May 2016

Seattle, Washington, United States

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A national study revealed that expulsion rates of preschool students - especially Black males - were startlingly high, especially compared to any other K-12 grade. The pattern was also shown to create a vicious cycle,...

The Seattle Times

Claudia Rowe

19 March 2016

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a decade, Massachusetts has led the nation in student performance, ranking high internationally, too. What are they doing that we aren’t? Funding their schools, for one thing. But it’s also about how you spend the...

The Atlantic

Lillian Mongeau

9 September 2015

Oakland, California, United States

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Across the country, an improving economy has pulled teachers and potential teachers away from the profession, creating a growing national shortage. Leaders at Elmhurst Community Prep managed not only to completely sta...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Kate McGee

20 July 2015

Giddings, Texas, United States

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Laws make it mandatory for schools with more than twenty English Language Learners (ELLs) in a single grade to have bilingual teachers to support them. One Texas school takes an initiative to find more bilingual teach...

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