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Charters and Choice

How can we give students options when their public schools are failing them?

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College Access

College: Can't afford not to go, can't afford to go...

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The Dropout Dilemma

What are the real costs of dropping out?

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No Child Left Behind

What exactly is NCLB and how is it effecting our education system?

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Pros and Cons

What's Next?

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Early Childhood Education

How do we ensure that all children are prepared to enter kindergarten?

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In Focus: Head Start

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Teachers

Why are we struggling to recruit and retain teachers? What reforms do the candidates propose to solve the teacher shortage and improve their working conditions?

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School-to-Work

With a struggling economy, should lawmakers place further emphasis on federally-funded school-to-work programs? Moreover, do they work?

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Michelle Rhee: Founder of New Teacher Project

         
 

 

 

“The war is won in the classroom. It’s all about leadership.”

 

Disruptive Innovation:  The New Teacher Project is “a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of outstanding individuals who become public school teachers and to creating environments for all educators that maximize their impact on student achievement.”  They approach this in four ways:

  • Teaching Fellows:  They partner with school districts and states to establish innovative programs that recruit, select and train outstanding teachers.
  • Staffing Initiatives:  Through Model Staffing Initiatives they demonstrate how schools can establish effective teacher hiring practices and put in place model strategies that can work for all schools in the district.
  • Training and Certification:  TNTP have district and/or university partners to encourage their teachers to have the maximum impact in minimum time.
  • Policy and Research:  They conduct targeted research to identify the obstacles that school systems face to hiring the best teachers possible.

Potential to Serve:  All students can benefit from quality teachers!

See more at www.tntp.org!

 

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