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Tax Time

04/15/2014

It's tax day in America, the day we settle up with Uncle Sam for all of the services provided for the common good, including education.

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Illinois ed schools recognize what state does not

04/14/2014

Good going, Illinois deans!

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Spring may be here, but some districts still have to deal with winter

04/11/2014

While the snow may be gone, its impact lingers. School districts across the country are scrambling to make up "snow days" to meet state-required minimums for instructional time.

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Show me the (retirement) money!

04/09/2014

Two new studies show that teacher pensions are unfair and that the problem is getting worse…

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New from NCTQ: Teacher evaluation timelines

04/07/2014

To help illustrate the teacher evaluation landscape, NCTQ has developed a set of briefs that provide a primer on each state's evaluation requirements and timeline for implementation. …

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Putting basic skills first in Illinois

04/04/2014

Illinois' poorly-timed basic skills test is leaving teacher candidates out in the cold…

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Light it up Blue!

04/02/2014

World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated by lighting up buildings blue…

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Equity can't be addressed without looking at opportunity

03/27/2014

We can't close the achievement gap if we don't close the opportunity gap. …

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March 2014: Teacher Salaries and Housing Affordability

03/26/2014

We're excited to bring back the Teacher Trendline series with one of our most popular topics: teacher salaries. …

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The new buzz is the same as the old buzz: Foundational early reading skills and the Common Core

03/25/2014

Although foundational reading skills are included in the Common Core, are they getting kicked to the curb as yesterday's buzzwords?

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Student achievement matters most

03/24/2014

Successful charter school, Eagle Academy for Young Men, struggles to receive private funding because its teachers are unionized.

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