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February 4, 2019
Nashville school board member and political operative apologizes for his part in Tennessee’s Race to the Top
Will Pinkston presents his perspective in a 16,000-word, self-published essay.
January 23, 2019
How to get teachers to believe in a new school program? Ask them to help design it.
Teachers are more enthusiastic about a new program if their school gets control over how a new program is designed and introduced.
Updated January 23, 2019
Work here, enroll here: Officials want Newark teachers to send their kids to Newark schools
Superintendent Roger León wants more district employees who live outside the city to enroll their children in Newark schools.
January 15, 2019
Wanted: Furloughed federal workers who can step into the classroom
The government shutdown presents an opportunity for school districts needing professionals who can step into a classroom at a moment’s notice.
December 10, 2018
Charter teachers won big in nation’s first strike. What now?
Some 500 unionized teachers joined in the nation’s first charter strike last week, and succeeded in negotiating wage increases, smaller class sizes and…
November 28, 2018
In deal with union, Newark agrees to pay raises for teachers with graduate degrees
The district's deal with the Newark Teachers Union will give some teachers retroactive raises and restore higher pay for teachers with graduate degrees.
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November 16, 2018
Why this award-winning music teacher says she couldn’t live without her ‘slow it down machine’
How one teacher found success in teaching through the marimba.
November 15, 2018
Tennessee schools chief Candice McQueen leaving for job at national education nonprofit
Tennessee’s top education chief is leaving state government. Candice McQueen will become the CEO of National Institute for Excellence in Teaching in January.
October 26, 2018
More teachers are running for state office this year. Meet two from Tennessee.
In a wave of political activism, more than 150 teachers nationwide are seeking legislative office this year. Tennessee is part of that movement.
September 2, 2018
Chicago schools start Tuesday, but 511 employees don’t have clearance yet
With back to school right around the corner, the majority of Chicago schools’ 43,000 employees have cleared background re-checks, the district said Sunday.
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August 22, 2018
Chicago teachers: What’s on your mind this year?
Since Chalkbeat Chicago launched earlier this summer, we’ve written about new troves of data around school choice, a spate of policy changes that…
August 21, 2018
Support for boosting teacher pay is at a 10-year high, new survey finds
After a year of teacher protests, an increasing number of Americans think teachers should be paid more, according to a new national survey. Sixty-seven percent…
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August 14, 2018
How one Chicago principal is leaning on data to help black boys
Test scores were rising at Fuller Elementary School when Marilyn McCottrell took over in 2016. Yet troubling trends loomed behind the numbers.
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August 6, 2018
Watch this Detroit student read his poem about teachers who thought his differences were ADHD
This Detroiter's poem deals with how his teachers treated him when they thought he had ADHD or autism.
August 3, 2018
How Chicago teachers really feel about safety, discipline, and school choice
More than four in 10 Chicago teachers feel unsafe at school, a markedly greater percentage than teachers nationally — but at the same…
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