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Midyear Survival Tips for New High School Teachers

 By Alexandra Pannoni, Digital Producer from US News and World Report The first year can be tough for new high school teachers. “I loved student teaching, but teaching full time is completely different,” says Kelly Williamson, a second-year humanities teacher at Needham B. Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina. She says there’s a lot of learning on the job and […]

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Education Matters – 11/25/17

Host Steve Brown welcomes Dr. Richard Ingersoll; Professor of Education and Sociology, Board of Overseers Chair of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lynn Kepp; Sr. Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at the New Teacher Center, and Colleen Oliver; Vice President of the New Teacher Center. Listen to the interview here on Public Radio WGTD […]

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California teachers feel more power and influence than peers in other states, survey finds

California teachers, more than peers in other states,  feel empowered to voice their opinions and say they have influence over decisions and policies in their schools. In increasing numbers, they say they are satisfied with the instructional materials they are using and the school based, peer-led training they are receiving. The latest survey results coincide […]

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What can states learn about teacher empowerment from California?

View this brief from Education Dive Dive Brief: The RAND Corporation’s annual American Teacher Panel Surveyconducted in May in a dozen states nationwide indicates that teachers in California feel they have more of a voice and influence in their school’s affairs and are more involved in school decision-making, EdSource reports. This increase in perception of influence […]

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Support for teachers: One-on-one online mentoring fills a niche

In the face of teacher shortages, the search for ways to keep those already in the profession on track and supporting students has become more urgent. One solution gaining more traction: teachers helping each other online. Courtesy of BetterLesson By: Story Hinckley NOVEMBER 9, 2017 —Second grade teacher Sara Schonfeld carries around a notebook with her during […]

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Students perform better in schools with the highest levels of instructional school leadership and teacher leadership

NEWS RELEASE EMBARGOED: October 26, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. ET Media Contact: Lauren Empson, Director of Communications, lempson@newteachercenter.org Students perform better in schools with the highest levels of instructional school leadership and teacher leadership New report identifies key leadership variables related to increased student achievement SANTA CRUZ, CA, October 26, 2017 ― Students in schools […]

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