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May 13, 2019
At ed reform conference, charter leaders feel the political heat — and strategize about how to fend off unions
The event offered a look at how charter leaders from across the country are coming to grips with new limits on their growth and political clout.
Connecting With Students
April 2, 2019
Long after the bell rings, this Detroit teacher works to change lives for the better
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described Williams as an incredible educator who changes lives for the better.
March 29, 2019
Teachers nationwide can now look to Detroit for help adopting a demanding new literacy curriculum
Teachers in the Detroit school district have piloted materials that will now be used nationwide.
March 20, 2019
Michigan educators like their own schools — but urge young people to stay away from their profession
It was the one of the largest surveys ever done of Michigan educators, and the results will help shape policy recommendations.
March 14, 2019
Months into the adoption of a new curriculum in Detroit, teachers deal with growing pains — and victories
The Detroit school district adopted a new curriculum in math and language arts to better prepare students, but it's been challenging for teachers
February 22, 2019
We asked Indiana teachers why they’re leaving the classroom: ‘Death by a thousand cuts’
More than 60 former Indiana teachers responded to a Chalkbeat survey about why they decided to leave teaching.
February 22, 2019
Is Tennessee moving its weakest teachers to early, non-tested grades? New research says yes.
Low-performing teachers in grades 3 through 5 are more likely to be reassigned to non-tested early grades than their more effective peers.
February 4, 2019
Nashville school board member and political operative apologizes for his part in Tennessee’s Race to the Top
Will Pinkston presents his perspective in a 16,000-word, self-published essay.
January 23, 2019
How to get teachers to believe in a new school program? Ask them to help design it.
Teachers are more enthusiastic about a new program if their school gets control over how a new program is designed and introduced.
Updated January 23, 2019
Work here, enroll here: Officials want Newark teachers to send their kids to Newark schools
Superintendent Roger León wants more district employees who live outside the city to enroll their children in Newark schools.
January 15, 2019
Wanted: Furloughed federal workers who can step into the classroom
The government shutdown presents an opportunity for school districts needing professionals who can step into a classroom at a moment’s notice.
December 10, 2018
Charter teachers won big in nation’s first strike. What now?
Some 500 unionized teachers joined in the nation’s first charter strike last week, and succeeded in negotiating wage increases, smaller class sizes and…
November 28, 2018
In deal with union, Newark agrees to pay raises for teachers with graduate degrees
The district's deal with the Newark Teachers Union will give some teachers retroactive raises and restore higher pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
How I Teach
November 16, 2018
Why this award-winning music teacher says she couldn’t live without her ‘slow it down machine’
How one teacher found success in teaching through the marimba.
November 15, 2018
Tennessee schools chief Candice McQueen leaving for job at national education nonprofit
Tennessee’s top education chief is leaving state government. Candice McQueen will become the CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching in January.
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