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October 18, 2018
School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases
Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases this November want to raise teacher pay.
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…
educators of color
July 30, 2018
Denver’s newest group of teachers is its most diverse ever
Hiring more teachers of color has long been a goal for the urban district.
June 27, 2018
Tennessee teachers have a new voice. Meet the next leader of the state’s largest teacher group
When Beth Brown takes office July 1 as the new president of the Tennessee Education Association, she’ll become the youngest elected leader of…
At what cost
February 1, 2018
Do schools lose ground when losing top teachers to turnaround schools? A little, but it’s worth it, says Tennessee research
New research addresses a nagging concern about the quest to lure top teachers to struggling schools.
January 19, 2018
Here are the initiatives Memphis’ education philanthropists will focus on in 2018
The Memphis Education Fund has shed its "Teacher Town" name but still plans to focus on recruiting new teachers in 2018.
April 11, 2017
High schoolers say they don’t want to be teachers. Inside one school that’s working to turn the tide
One day early in the school year, the pre-K students at P.S. 50 on Staten Island were learning how to write their names. Jeanette Tenantitla…
March 28, 2017
How do you get teacher candidates to fall in love with Memphis? Shelby County Schools is taking them to a Grizzlies game.
Shelby County Schools will kick off its hiring season this weekend by treating teacher candidates to dinner and a free Memphis Grizzlies game.
January 26, 2017
Memphis wants to become ‘Teacher Town,’ especially to feed its ‘priority schools.’ Here’s the latest feedback from teachers.
A new survey offers insights into what’s working, what’s not, and where the city’s new teacher hires are coming from.
January 25, 2017
More men of color are teaching in New York City classrooms as city works to boost overall retention and recruitment
About 10 percent of all teachers hired this year were men who are black, Hispanic or Asian. That’s an increase of two percentage points -- or 25 percent -- over 2015.
year in review
December 21, 2016
Teaching in Colorado in 2016: Debate intensifies over how to find, keep and pay good teachers
The discussions about teaching that made headlines in 2016 were around recruitment, diversity and improving teacher quality.
February 22, 2016
As Teach For America marks 10 years in Memphis, contract with Shelby County Schools faces scrutiny under tight budget
The recruiting organization expects to feed about 130 new teachers to Shelby County Schools next year if the school board votes to approve the contract.
January 13, 2016
24 education bills to watch as Indiana begins its 2016 legislative session
More than 70 bills were assigned to the House and Senate education committees this year.
January 12, 2016
New Nashville-based alternative teacher education program seeks state approval
Project Renaissance hopes to launch a new alternative teacher training program in Nashville.
December 21, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s teacher shortage debate: What comes next?
This isn't the first year Indiana schools have had troubled finding qualified teachers to fill open jobs, but it seems to be the first year everyone's paying attention.
November 19, 2015
Memphis Teacher Residency to share national platform under Gates grant
Memphis Teacher Residency will expand its impact under a $35 million initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve teacher education across the nation.
October 26, 2015
Lawmakers propose fixes for testing and teaching
Lawmakers think they came up with solutions for a few of the biggest education issues from the past year: testing, teacher hiring and keeping teachers in the classroom.
October 22, 2015
For new teachers, school support can make the difference between staying or leaving
Wayne Township's Chapelwood Elementary School has many programs in place to help new teachers acclimate to their jobs.
October 19, 2015
Teacher to legislators: I'd love to stay in the classroom if I could afford it
It’ll be another week before legislators come together to make recommendations on how schools can increase teacher recruitment and retention efforts.
October 5, 2015
Teachers say training, mentoring could help keep more of them in the classroom
The panel will put together recommendations for an agenda to present to lawmakers on the best ways to recruit and retain teachers.
September 11, 2015
State panel tries to understand why teachers leave their jobs
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz wants a state panel to propose new laws designed to entice teachers to stay put.
March 21, 2014
Pre-K recruitment site to help connect teachers and community organizations
The city is stepping up its efforts to recruit pre-kindergarten teachers, with a new website that encourages them to consider jobs in the community-based organizations crucial to the mayor’s pre-K expansion plan.
November 21, 2013
Duncan launches ad campaign for new teachers catches on after a week of controversy
A week after he grabbed headlines for controversial comments he made about people who opposed Common Core learning standards, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne…
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