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Top-scoring countries hold teachers in high esteem

Nations that outpace the United States in education use many strategies to help their students excel. They do, however, share one: They set high requirements to become a teacher, hold those who become one in high esteem...
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California’s ‘Parent Trigger’ Law Poses Challenges on Schools

California’s ‘Parent Trigger’ Law Poses Challenges on Schools | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Parents at more than a dozen schools in California are hoping to take advantage of a trigger law, demanding that their schools radically improve.
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America's Best High Schools

America's Best High Schools | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it

Shout out to my alma mater, coming in at #252.

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Lessons learned

Lessons learned | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Improving teachers

Lessons learned

At last, America may change the way it trains, recruits and rewards teachers

Jan 6th 2011 | CHICAGO

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Review of Census Data Reveals Information Tied to Schools

Review of Census Data Reveals Information Tied to Schools | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The Census Bureau counts the number of students, average teacher salaries and the rising cost of college.
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School reform’s new generation

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Something remarkable has been happening.
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30 Under 30: Innovative Educators | Splashlife

30 Under 30: Innovative Educators | Splashlife | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Inspiring young educators, changing the world.
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Study tells college students the worth of their majors, offering peek at ... - Washington Post

Study tells college students the worth of their majors, offering peek at ... - Washington Post | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Study tells college students the worth of their majors, offering peek at ...Washington PostBy AP, PHILADELPHIA — The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student's future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing...
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KIPP College Completion Report

KIPP College Completion Report | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
KIPP publishes a college completion report and examines how to increase this rate for their low-income students.
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New, Idealistic Teachers Face Layoffs in Bloomberg Budget

New, Idealistic Teachers Face Layoffs in Bloomberg Budget | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Many of the teachers who would be laid off under the mayor’s budget are idealists who had been beckoned to some of the most challenging classrooms.
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Bloomberg’s Planned Teacher Layoffs Imperil His Legacy

Bloomberg’s Planned Teacher Layoffs Imperil His Legacy | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The mayor is taking on the teachers’ union amid an incendiary debate over the impact of public employees’ benefits and protections.
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Must Reads : NEA Today

A host of topics from nixing testing to Wisconsin teachers retiring to budget cuts.
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State Senate OKs sweeping education changes - Chicago Tribune

— The Illinois Senate on Thursday night unanimously approved sweeping education changes that would make it easier to lengthen the school day in Chicago and dump bad teachers statewide while...
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Unions Move In at Chicago Charter Schools, and Resistance Is Swift

Unions Move In at Chicago Charter Schools, and Resistance Is Swift | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Teachers at 12 of Chicago’s charters have formed unions over the past two years, and the Chicago Teachers Union is seeking to organize all 85 of the schools.
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William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind | Video on TED.com

TED Talks At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home.
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Pay Teachers More

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Remember when public schools paid almost as well as law firms?"

NY Times OpEd by Nicholas Kristof

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Top-scoring countries hold teachers in high esteem

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Our Broken Escalator

Our Broken Escalator | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The best antipoverty investment in the world — from New York to Nigeria — is education. So why do we keep cutting it?
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Why is the NAACP fighting African Americans?

Why is the NAACP fighting African Americans? | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
NAACP, drop the lawsuit.
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Is Detroit Public Schools worth saving? Charter process sparks debate | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Is Detroit Public Schools worth saving? Charter process sparks debate | Detroit Free Press | freep.com | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The Detroit Public Schools, as we know it, could disappear in a few years. A DPS action plan would charter up to 45 schools, close 20 and leave about 70 that include the best-performing schools, some newly constructed.
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N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Will Emphasize Test Scores More

N.Y. Teacher Evaluations Will Emphasize Test Scores More | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
State education officials in New York plan to enact new evaluation regulations that permit up to 40 percent of the annual reviews to be based on students’ scores on standardized exams.
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Performance-based teacher layoff bill dies in committee - Los Angeles Times

Performance-based teacher layoff bill dies in committee - Los Angeles Times | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
News10.netPerformance-based teacher layoff bill dies in committeeLos Angeles TimesCalifornia legislation calling for creation of teacher ratings for use in layoff decisions instead of seniority fails to win enough votes to move forward.
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‘I am a bad teacher’ - The Washington Post

‘I am a bad teacher’ - The Washington Post | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
A Los Angeles public school teacher writes about the perils of May...the test prep month.
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Dennis Walcott Brings Softer Touch to Chancellor Role

Dennis Walcott Brings Softer Touch to Chancellor Role | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
In his role as New York City’s schools chancellor, Dennis M. Walcott will test whether the nation’s full-tilt approach to urban education reform is ready for a different kind of leader.
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Tea Party Heads to Local School Districts - WSJ.com

Tea Party Heads to Local School Districts - WSJ.com | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Fresh from victories on the national stage last year, many local tea-party activist groups took their passion for limited government and less spending back to their hometowns, and to showdowns with teacher unions over pay in some cases.
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Education reform clears 2 hurdles | The Indianapolis Star

Education reform clears 2 hurdles | The Indianapolis Star | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law a bill limiting collective bargaining for teachers Wednesday, while another piece of his education reform agenda -- an overhauled process for evaluating Indiana teachers -- passed in the House.
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