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February 15, 2019
Report: Tennessee’s teacher prep programs are doing a better job, but graduating fewer educators
The state's 40 teacher prep programs maintain or improve their scores on a new report card.
January 31, 2019
Newark reading teachers get help from an unlikely source: a charter school network
Dozens of Newark Public Schools teachers attended a workshop Wednesday led by Uncommon Schools, a rare example of district-charter collaboration.
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November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
November 1, 2018
Teacher residencies have many admirers but still train few teachers. California may be about to change that.
California recently earmarked $75 million to create new residencies and expand existing ones — enough to jumpstart programs that face unique funding challenges.
October 25, 2018
Teaching high schools get a boost as New York City works to diversify its educator corps
Programs aimed at cultivating high school students interested in making teaching a career are undergoing a significant expansion in New York City, in…
October 22, 2018
Want ideas for easing Illinois’ teacher shortage? Ask a teacher.
Raising pay ranks high on the list of ideas for how to fill vacancies in the classroom. But teachers gave mixed responses to Illinois State Board of Education proposals on speeding up credentialing.
October 11, 2018
New York City teachers will be screened for ‘suitability’ under new union contract
If teaching in New York City is going to burn you out, the school system wants to know before you set foot in…
September 20, 2018
Have you thought about teaching? Colorado teachers union sells the profession in new videos
The Colorado Education Association has made a series of ads with the theme, "Change a life. Change the world."
August 30, 2018
Banned from texting students, educators are urged to be ‘warm and demanding’ to make connections
Chicago educators learn about personalizing learning, and surmounting new barriers in reaching out to kids — particularly black boys.
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August 22, 2018
Chicago teachers: What’s on your mind this year?
Since Chalkbeat Chicago launched earlier this summer, we’ve written about new troves of data around school choice, a spate of policy changes that…
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August 7, 2018
Memphis school would focus on training elementary teachers to boost early literacy
Memphis Teacher Residency would be responsible for staffing the classrooms, but Shelby County Schools would retain administrative control over the school.
August 1, 2018
Trauma can make it hard for kids to learn. Here’s how teachers learn to deal with that.
There’s no debating that childhood trauma seriously impacts how students learn. Researchers have tied stressful events such as divorces, deportations, neglect,…
July 17, 2018
Memphis colleges are training more teachers of color, new study shows
Teaching degree programs at four-year institutions nationwide are disproportionately white, according to new Urban Institute data. But things look different in Memphis, where…
July 16, 2018
Mentors matter: Good teaching really can be passed down to student teachers, new research finds
Do student teachers learn more when they’re mentored by an effective teacher? The answer may seem obvious, but there’s been little research confirming as much—until now.
July 10, 2018
With Man Up, a new Memphis teacher prep program is training, mentoring men of color
Patrick Washington has teaching in his blood. Washington’s great-great-grandfather, Richard Adkins, was born a slave in Marshall County, Mississippi. After…
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