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Renee Moore

June 11, 2017

The racist realities of teacher retention

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All students, and the teaching profession itself, benefit from the work of Black teachers. Yet, huge numbers of quality Black teachers have been barred and pushed from the teaching profession by systemic racism. This post examines why acknowledging and removing these barriers is a necessary step towards reducing the Black teacher shortage and improving the quality of education for all children. 

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John Holland

June 4, 2017

Turning "Too smart to teach" into a moment of motivation

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A high school teacher once told Krista Galleberg she had “too much potential” to become an elementary school teacher. While initially discouraged from pursuing a career in education, the Teacher Powered Schools movement rekindled her interest in classroom teaching, and inspired her to create and launch a student-run organization for other college students interested in the profession.

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Jessica Keigan

May 22, 2017

Teacher residencies: A foundation for teacher retention?

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A solid preparation program is the foundation for a successful career in any field. Teacher residency programs take a page from medical training programs to provide an immersive and practical learning experience for aspiring teachers. Explore with me how these programs prepare teacher candidates to start strong and feel confident continuing their careers in the classroom.

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Barnett Berry

February 20, 2017

Bold teacher leadership for equity and excellence in public education: Lessons for administrators

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Recently, there has been a lot of education policy talk about teacher leadership. More action has also been taking place—both in the form of fellowships with nonprofits and via more traditional career ladders in districts in cities like Washington, D.C., Denver, and Charlotte. However, in many cases, the concept of teacher leadership continues to be narrowly defined, and often by anyone but teachers themselves.

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Lori Nazareno

February 10, 2017

Collaboration, not competition: Charter and district teacher-powered schools share a common purpose

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Teacher-Powered Schools Roundtable: TPSI Ambassadors Carrie Bakken and Julene Oxton share powerful lessons about their shared purpose and reflect on the 2017 Teacher-Powered Schools National Conference.

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Kristoffer Kohl

February 3, 2017

We know what to do about teacher shortages

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A new Learning Policy Institute Report tells us what we knew along. In a piece authored for Education Week's 'On California' blog, I write how supporting teachers and making their jobs decent will solve both the teacher shortage and teacher quality problems.

Education Week: We know what to do about teacher shortages

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