Why do teachers quit?

Recent research by the National Center for Education Statistics found that eight percent of public school teachers—and fully 20 percent of those with…


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Responsibility v. accountability

My original plan for this week's writing (before wrestling with a proposal to deny spouses of teachers the right to vote) was to respond to Mike--a…


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NCLB's highly qualified rule has little impact

A new report from the Center for Education Policy, based on a survey of officials in all 50 states and a nationally representative group of nearly…


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What rights should teachers have?

Here's one that's a bit hard for me to get my head around this morning:  The education writer for Presidential Candidate John Cox's blog believes…


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TLN's Ariel Sacks pens NY Daily News Op-Ed

Middle school teacher Ariel Sacks, one of the bright young educators in our Teacher Leaders Network, was recently invited to share her thoughts on…


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Let's play buzzword bingo!

OK, so you know what a gallery walk is. How about Suggestopedia? Dance of the lemons? The threshold hypothesis? Career lattice? BS Bingo? Fishbowl?…


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TLN's Anthony Cody critiques NCLB on PBS NewsHour

PBS education reporter John Merrow recently produced a three-part series on the successes and failures of the No Child Left Behind Act for the PBS…


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Write for ASCD!

Here's a chance for teacher leaders to stretch their writer muscles in a widely read forum. Beginning in October, the Association for Supervision and…


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Multiple measures more rigorous than standardized testing alone

Some high profile folks have expressed dismay at the possibility that the Federal government may be considering using multiple measures of student…


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"I've been to the mountaintop"

Like Moses and Dr. King, I've had an opportunity to glimpse what the future of education in America may hold. Whether it is a Promised Land may be up…


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