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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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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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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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Chance the Rapper to Honor Educators With Annual Awards Show - Education Week

Forget movie stars and pop artists—Chance the Rapper wants to honor educators. The Grammy-winning artist from Chicago announced this month that he would organize the inaugural Twilight Awards, "highlighting teachers, parents, principals, and students who convey leadership." ...read more Education Week: Teaching Profession
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Death to the Behavior Chart! 3 Reasons to Resist the Lure of Punishments and Rewards - Education Week

Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students' misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships. ...read more Education Week: Teaching Profession
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