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Why Are New Teachers Leaving the Career?

The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has been conducting a longitudinal study which has been tracking the career paths of beginning teachers from 2007 and 2008. The findings, which were just published by edweek.org (http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2011/09/study_first-year_teacher_attri.html), declare that “almost a tenth of teachers who began teaching in 2007 or 2008 left… Continue reading Why Are New Teachers Leaving the Career?

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Students Have Right to Mock Teachers Online…Good or Bad?

You are a new teacher. Within the first few months, you begin to feel that two of your students do not like you and that they may be writing unacceptable things about you on their social media sites. As more students continue to discuss what they are reading on these students’ Facebooks, you begin to… Continue reading Students Have Right to Mock Teachers Online…Good or Bad?

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Possible Changes for NCLB…Fact or Fiction?

On January 8, 2002, President George W. Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act into law after being passed by both the United States House of Representatives and the Senate. The requirements of this law were that “all government-run schools receiving federal funding would administer a state-wide standardized test (all students take the same… Continue reading Possible Changes for NCLB…Fact or Fiction?

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Parent Ratings of Teachers Could Jeopardize Jobs

Parent Ratings of Teachers Could Jeopardize Jobs As education majors prepare to become the next generation of teachers, they need to realize that parents could be playing more of a major role in the evaluative process. Some state leaders want parents to evaluate teachers by way of surveys. One example is linked with Ohio and… Continue reading Parent Ratings of Teachers Could Jeopardize Jobs