Monday, October 11, 2010

Should Teachers Have Tenure?

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Tenure gives teachers job security. But critics say tenure makes it hard to get rid of underperforming teachers. Is it the best way to attract talent to the profession, or something that prevents principals from giving kids their best chance at success? We've got two heavy hitters in the education field weighing in on the pros and cons. Read what they have to say, then join the discussion!  Read the point/counter-point and then vote at the bottom of the article.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why aren't our teachers the best and the brightest?

By Paul Kihn and Matt Miller

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Why aren't our teachers the best and the brightest?Why don't more of our smartest, most accomplished college graduates want to become teachers?

People trying to improve education in this country have been talking a lot lately about boosting "teacher effectiveness." But nearly all such efforts focus on the teachers who are already in the classroom, instead of seeking to change the caliber of the people who enter teaching in the first place.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

ESEA Reauthorization & ESEA Update

Promise Neighborhoods placed on the map
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) announced this week that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhood planning grants of up to $500,000. The one-year grants are designed to help recipients create plans to provide services that support the whole child and support the healthy development of students. The Center for Community Schools, a coalition NEA participates in, applauded the inclusion of seven members of its network that embrace community schools strategies.