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February 11, 2019
Former Tennessee teacher of the year wins prestigious national award
Cicely Woodard received the nation’s highest teaching honor from its largest teacher organization.
How I Teach
December 18, 2018
Why Tennessee’s Teacher of the Year uses penguins to help her first-graders grow as readers, writers, and thinkers
In a Chalkbeat Q&A, Melissa Miller shares why teaching reading is her greatest passion, how she partners with parents to build a classroom rapport, and more.
How I Teach
July 30, 2018
This Chicago preschool teacher is touting an alternative to the traditional playground
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs.
July 12, 2018
I’m a principal who thinks personalized learning shouldn’t be a debate.
This is the first in what we hope will be a tradition of thoughtful opinion pieces—of all viewpoints—published by Chalkbeat Chicago. Have an idea? Send…
June 20, 2018
Five award-winning teachers talk recharging over the summer
As Chicagoland students rejoice at the end of school, teachers also approach the summer with excitement – to be able to relax and…
May 8, 2018
Video: Hopson seeks to clarify how Memphis teachers should teach new curriculums
More details for teachers are expected this summer on “preparing and customizing lessons.”
May 8, 2017
Wanted: Millennials to teach in Tennessee
The advocacy group known as SCORE kicks off a campaign to recruit young people to high-needs schools in both rural and urban districts.
December 7, 2016
Indiana teachers say they need more classroom practice before starting their jobs
The educators are fellows from the Indianapolis chapter of Teach Plus, a national organization that trains teachers to be policy advocates in seven states.
October 24, 2016
How one simple change saved me from burnout and invigorated my students, too
When I began teaching, I incorporated drumming into class and opened each day with a discussion of current events. Then, I got overwhelmed. Here's how I climbed out.
August 25, 2016
First Person: It doesn’t matter how ‘proficient’ a potential teacher is. Here’s what we look for instead
The authors say they don't judge potential teachers by their excellence, but rather how open they are to rethinking their approach.
February 25, 2016
Aspiring teacher scholarship bill gutted in Senate panel after concerns over costs
The bill's author, House Speaker Brian Bosma, said he wants to bring the program back in later discussions.
February 5, 2016
These 22 education bills are still alive halfway through Indiana's 2016 legislative session
The bills switch chambers and could begin hearings as early as next week.
January 13, 2016
24 education bills to watch as Indiana begins its 2016 legislative session
More than 70 bills were assigned to the House and Senate education committees this year.
December 21, 2015
The basics of Indiana’s teacher shortage debate: What comes next?
This isn't the first year Indiana schools have had troubled finding qualified teachers to fill open jobs, but it seems to be the first year everyone's paying attention.
November 17, 2015
Republican proposal would offer aspiring teachers free college tuition
A new bill would give Indiana college students a chance to get tuition fully paid for by the state if they agree to spend five years teaching after they graduate.
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