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Regular Public School Teachers Miss More School Than Charter Teachers, Study Finds - Education Week

A lower percentage of teachers are "chronically absent" in charter schools than in other public schools, says a new report. It attributes the differences to collective bargaining. ...read more Education Week: Teaching Profession
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Most of the U.S. Still Uses Common Core, Despite Blowback - Education Week

Most of the states that first endorsed the common-core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student performance in reading and math. ...read more Education Week: Curriculum & Instruction
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New York Lowers Cutoff Score on Teacher-Licensing Exam - Education Week

New York's board of regents last week approved changes to its teacher-certification process, including lowering the passing score on its licensure exam. It is one of more than a dozen states that uses the Teacher Performance Assessment, or edTPA, as its licensure test. For the edTPA, candidates submit ...read more…
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Burlington, Vt., Teachers Strike Seeking Raises, More Planning Time - Education Week

About 400 teachers in Vermont's largest city went on strike last week, two weeks after the school district imposed contract terms and a day after a bargaining session failed to reach an agreement. ...read more Education Week: Teaching Profession
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