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New teachers face increasing instability


Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

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Will online courses replace classrooms?


When MIT professor Anant Agarwal decided to offer his circuits and electronics course online for free, over 150,000 students signed up in 162 countries. Continue reading

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California court knocks down teacher tenure


In a landmark decision, a California judge declared the state’s strong tenure laws for public school teachers are unconstitutional. This move could make it easier to fire ineffective teachers. Continue reading

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