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Teachers Wanted: Passion a Must, Patience Required, Pay Negligible

The Atlantic

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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 staff the school by early June, but to avoid taking on anyone who was not fully cer...

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Teach the Teachers Well

The New York Times

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Rates of problem behaviors and emotional issues among students are high - over 3 million elementary and secondary school students are suspended a year. To remedy the problem, a new program for educators delivers lessons on how to help students navigate their emotional lives.

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A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month

The New York Times

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For-profit companies are making good private schools available even to Africa’s poor. They can do it – and can do it on an enormous scale – by hiring neighborhood residents to teach, and scripting out every word of every lesson on an e-reader.

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A Digital Tool to Unlock Learning

The New York Times

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Teacher effectiveness is often focused upon as the most important factor in making education better - but what about the students themselves? PowerMyLearning, a program that any student, parent or teacher can use for free, helps students take ownership of their own learning.

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2 Seattle middle schools focus on attendance, see scores climb

The Seattle Times

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Two Seattle middle schools saw dropping test scores and dwindling on-time graduation rates. In searching for a solution, they chose to focus on the students' poor attendance rate, and in turn saw student success leap upward.

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A Better Way to Teach Math

The New York Times

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Can we improve the methods we use to teach math in schools — so that everyone develops proficiency? A grade-school math program is changing how children learn based on the assumption that all children can achieve a high level of understanding.

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A Smarter Way to Teach the Teachers

Bright Magazine

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Teachers are similar to students in their need to be educated in exciting ways. Principles are changing staff meetings in order to excite and engage their teachers.

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Does class size matter? Research reveals surprises

The Seattle Times

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Research in the U.S. suggests that a small class size is not enough but in combination with teacher training it leads to a change in achievement.

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Treating Student Teachers Like Doctors-In-Training

Bright Magazine

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Tired of seeing ill-prepared teachers, Kansas’ Emporia State University has adopted an “all hands on deck” approach to training their students.

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Wanted: Bilingual teachers. And here's how one school is filling the gap

Public Radio International (PRI)

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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 teachers for their students as the non-English speaker becomes a more common student ...

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