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October 2, 2019
I never talked about race in my seven years in the classroom. Now I work to make sure future teachers do.
As someone who trains future teachers, I do what I do because I never want another educator to come to recognize race and racism in the way that I did.
Movers & shakers
August 13, 2019
Teach for America Memphis hires school board member as chief of staff
Miska Clay Bibbs, who was elected to the Shelby County Schools board in 2014, became the organization's chief of staff Monday.
August 7, 2019
I convinced my teachers to walk our students’ neighborhoods. It changed our school.
I encouraged my school to lead a walking tour of Camden for staff members. It changed our teachers' perspectives and helped them better understand our students.
August 6, 2019
The case for teaching about sharks and mummies, not captions and the main idea
If a student doesn’t have enough knowledge to understand a text, no amount of “skills” practice will help, Natalie Wexler argues in "The Knowledge Gap."
Teach for America
August 2, 2019
For the first time, Detroit’s Teach for America teachers have been trained locally
Teach for America has trained 33 teachers in Detroit this summer. All of them will be placed into Detroit classrooms in the fall.
July 19, 2019
What the 2019 National Teacher of the Year told Memphis educators must happen if they want to reduce suspensions
“Relationships are the key determinant in changing student behaviors,” superintendent Joris Ray said after the event.
July 8, 2019
Tennessee hopes fears of religious indoctrination will diminish with new social studies standards
New social studies standards will soon reach Tennessee classrooms. Here’s what they’ll mean for students, teachers.
ready set go
June 27, 2019
From civics to vaping, here are 10 education laws taking effect July 1 in Tennessee
Students will have to pass a U.S. civics test to earn their high school diploma under dozens of laws taking effect with the new school year.
Updated April 17, 2019
In rush to fill teacher vacancies, Illinois has lots of proposals and no immediate solutions
Illinois is preparing to end another school year with more than 1,000 teacher vacancies, a crisis that has ignited legislators and the state’s…
April 8, 2019
Educators flock to EdCamp Newark, where ‘it’s teachers teaching teachers’
Saturday's event was part of a long-running conference series across the U.S. and over 40 other countries where educators design and lead all the workshops.
no more test?
April 3, 2019
Indiana could scrap test seen as a barrier to training more teachers of color
The provision was added to a bill that would change some rules about alternative teacher licenses, which passed the committee unanimously as well.
February 15, 2019
Report: Tennessee’s teacher prep programs are doing a better job, but graduating fewer educators
The state's 40 teacher prep programs maintain or improve their scores on a new report card.
January 31, 2019
Newark reading teachers get help from an unlikely source: a charter school network
Dozens of Newark Public Schools teachers attended a workshop Wednesday led by Uncommon Schools, a rare example of district-charter collaboration.
By the numbers
November 5, 2018
Beyond hiring: The struggle to diversify Chicago’s teaching ranks
In Chicago, the ranks of black teachers continue to decline, and the percentage of Latino teachers has only increased slightly.
November 1, 2018
Teacher residencies have many admirers but still train few teachers. California may be about to change that.
California recently earmarked $75 million to create new residencies and expand existing ones — enough to jumpstart programs that face unique funding challenges.
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