A Growing Recruitment Strategy for Teacher Shortage and Diversity

New programs recruit community members to help them become teachers, creating a workforce that’s reflective of the full diversity of the student population.

Mandatory Retention Laws Are Failing Students

Retaining a student should not be determined by a single test score. Better ways exist to help give them the support they need.



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President Trump’s Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education
President Trump's full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 calls for a $9.2 billion, or 13.5 percent, spending cut to education. The cuts would be spread across K-12 and aid to higher education, according to documents released by the White House. Source: National Public Radio
Smaller Classes Boost Math Scores
There are smaller classes at Brooklyn Park Middle School, and teachers take up more individual time with students. It's all by design as the school system looks for ways to bring up middle grade math scores. Source: WBAL-11
for New Educators
Tips, articles, and classroom resources for new educators like you
No matter where you teach, what grade, or subject, you will experience end-of-year stress. How can you stay sane?
How to keep those disappearing pencils! We asked our experts (educators like you) how to manage the "pencil situation" in their classrooms. Here are some of our favorite tips.

Nation’s ‘Report Card’ Looks At Student Achievement in Visual Arts, Music

NAEP scores remain flat compared to 2008, but results also show that achievement gaps in arts may be narrowing.