Teacher Update: Does 'Last Hired, First Fired' Really Make Sense?
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Teaching appears to be becoming a bit less rigid as a profession, with a growing number of career-changers working in classrooms and more educators taking on “hybrid” roles within schools, according to a new national survey of teachers.
Jaime Escalante, who transformed a tough Los Angeles high school by motivating struggling inner-city students to master advanced math, died Tuesday at age 79 after battling cancer for several years. (AP)
District and teachers’ union support, and strong data systems, were keys to victory for Delaware and Tennessee in the contest’s first round. (Education Week)
After a recent spate of bullying cases across the country, questions have arisen about how accountable school officials should be for stopping bullying. (AP)
There's never a school in which every teacher is incompetent, argues Paul Kelleher, so wholesale dismissals risk losing valuable experience and know-how. (Education Week)
After criticizing the state teachers’ union for refusing to sacrifice benefits, Gov. Chris Christie will offer more state aid to any school districts whose teachers agree to a wage freeze for the 2011 fiscal year. (AP)
Under the agreement, teachers would take five unpaid furlough days during the 2010-11 school year and seven the next year, saving the nation's largest school district $180 million. (AP)
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|As online learning gains traction within brick-and-mortar schools, a hybrid model of face-to-face and Internet-based coursework is emerging as the most popular form of e-instruction. But it takes more than computer access to create a successful hybrid-learning program. Join our expert guests for a discussion of how administrators can incorporate online courses into their students' school days, and how in-person instructors can help make the online-learning experience work better for students. |
|Join two experts for an in-depth discussion of how schools and teachers can address challenges in implementing the response-to-intervention framework for school improvement.|
The Rogue Sub
Mei Flower figured her class would still run fine after leaving explicit instructions for a substitute while she was sick...that is, until the "rogue sub" came along. And more.
|A Place at the Table|
What Went Down in Georgia
Susan Graham examines a school in Georgia that followed the "fire all teachers" policy that was popularized last month by a school in Rhode Island.
|Road Diaries: Teacher of the Year|
The Scarlet T
Anthony Mullen tells a Wall Street money manager that he could have had the "job security" that he imagines teachers have...but he decided to make a lot of money instead.
|Living in Dialogue|
Florida Teachers on Fire over SB 6
Anthony Cody breaks down the nitty-gritty of the new Florida law that would eliminate tenure, remove support for National Board certification, and base a large part of teacher evaluations and pay on student performance.
|Teacher in a Strange Land|
Let's Say You're a Teacher
Nancy Flanagan asks, "Seriously. What do teachers have to do to prove their dedication and their worth?"
|Unwrapping the Gifted|
RTI and Gifted—Revisited
Tamara Fisher links her readers to two new sources of information about response to intervention and its possible adaptations for gifted students.
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A new reality TV show has British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver landing at an elementary school in America's "unhealthiest city" to help the students clean up their food act.
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