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Teachers of color: Student diversity is up but not educators

Classrooms in California and Sacramento, in particular, are quite diverse ethnically and culturally, but does that diversity reflect among teacher populations?
 
As an African-American teacher, David Joiner is a rarity in education. Growing up in Louisiana, Joiner said he didn’t see many teachers who looked like him. ...
Mar 24



States Continue to Deal with Teacher Shortages

Schools across the nation are grappling with a shortage of teachers and it is forcing school districts to reassess the way they recruit and hire educators. These shortages are also forcing districts to examine ways to address high teacher attrition rates. ...
Mar 14



Evaluating Teachers with Classroom Observations: Lessons Learned in Four Districts

The federal government has spurred the creation of a new generation of teacher evaluation systems at the state level through more than $4 billion in Race to the Top funding to 19 states and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) accountability waivers to 43 states. ...
Mar 8



Special Education Teacher Interview Questions

Special education teacher interview questions and answer advice. These educators deal with many unique challenges on a daily basis. Candidates need to demonstrate in the job interview that they are specialists in their field.
 
You will be asked many general teacher interview questions but you will also have to handle interview questions that are specific to special education. ...
Mar 7



Reversing the Stigma

Two-hundred students and teachers are packed into a room at the 2016 SEMA Show. By the end of the evening, $750,000 has been donated to CTE programs across the country. The Collision Repair Education Foundation is closing out the event by honoring two select students—the best of the best, the future of the collision repair industry. ...
Mar 3



3 Big Problems in How Schools Hire Teachers — and What Research Says About How to Solve Them

Every year, 15 percent of teachers quit
, either switching schools or leaving the profession entirely, often to retire. That, in turn, means that each year, schools get a new slate of teachers to replace those who leave.

Often, though, the subsequent hiring process represents a missed opportunity for increasing the quality and diversity of the teaching staff. ...
Feb 22



Study Confirms Men Outnumber Women in Highest-Paying Jobs in Higher Education

PRESS RELEASE February 13, 2017 Contact Information: Missy Kline Content Manager – Communications and Marketing [email protected] 877-287-2474 Study Confirms Men Outnumber Women in Highest-Paying Jobs in Higher Education Women Occupy Less Than 30 Percent of Top Executive Posts When comparing the salaries and representation of men and women in executive positions in the nation’s colleges and universities over the past 15 years, men continue to hold more top posts than women and also take home more money. ...
Feb 13



9 Schools That Are Hiring English Teachers Like Crazy this Month

You might think you missed the cutoff for teaching jobs if you didn't apply over the summer, but fortunately there are plenty of schools and institutes hiring right now. Some schools actually begin their academic years in January instead of August, while others offer classes year-round and are always looking to add new teachers. ...
Feb 9



The EDifier

Much attention has been paid recently to teacher shortages.  However, less attention has been paid to how schools hire teachers, which has a direct impact on the shortage issue (which varies by subject and region).  Ineffective teachers are more likely to leave, as are those who don’t “fit” well with the culture or demographic of the school. ...
Feb 3



Lucy Kellaway plans to lead the way to teaching for career changers

After years of dispensing careers advice to readers of the Financial Times, the award-winning columnist Lucy Kellaway is quitting journalism for teaching – and wants her readers to follow her.
 
Kellaway wants to do more than retrain as a maths teacher. ...
Jan 11