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Latino Male Teachers: Building the Pipeline

Nineteen-year-old Angel Magana, seated in the rear of the classroom, is in a Denver teacher-residency program that allows him to work as a paid paraprofessional while working toward his teaching degree. —Nathan W. Armes for Education Week Why ‘it takes a village’ to recruit Hispanic men into the teaching profession ...

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Staffing Schools in No-Stoplight Towns

The town of Otis, Colo., does have a stoplight and 500 residents. But, like other remote communities in the Rocky Mountain State, it struggles to keep teachers for all its classes. —Photo by Jeffrey Beall It takes ingenuity and hard work to find and keep teachers in remote districts Rangely ...

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Why Special Educators Really Leave the Classroom

It’s not just about paperwork, parents, and hard-to-manage students It’s easy to feel sorry for special education teachers. Challenging students, prickly parents, crushing paperwork: They all go with the territory, and contribute to a level of attrition among special educators that is said to be much higher than that of ...

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Need a STEM Teacher? This District Trains Its Own

Ashlee Clark, a chemistry teacher at Northwest Guilford High School, came to the job through Guilford County’s alternative-licensure program. —Photos by Justin Cook for Education Week Nearly every school district across the United States has struggled finding enough science, technology, engineering, or math teachers. Could one solution be for districts ...

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School-board heads want input on new chancellor

The leaders of the city’s local school boards are calling for a say in Mayor de Blasio’s selection of a new schools chancellor – but de Blasio isn’t cutting them in. City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña announced her impending retirement in December and will leave the post ...

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Lawmakers OK splitting regional taxes with charter schools

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Legislation heading to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk would let charter schools receive revenue from voter-approved property tax hikes. The Republican-led Senate approved the bill 23-14 Tuesday, largely along party lines. The taxes now go to the counties’ traditional school districts on a per-student basis, on top ...

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