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Report: Wave of Teacher Retirements Demands New Mentoring Program to Train Next Generation of Teachers
Apr 09, 2009Increased retirement among experienced teachers over the next few yearscoupled with high attrition rates for beginner educators, places oureducation system in a precarious position.
Privatization Update: Schools, Prisons, Mental Health -- and What States are Doing to Hold Contractors Accountable
Mar 30, 2009Given the central role of private contractors in delivering public services, this Dispatch continues our series of Privatization Updates (see November's edition). Today we focus on current privatization debates in the education, prison and mental health sectors -- and what states are doing...
Sep 18, 2008Public schools will have more success if they pay attention not only to students' lives in the classroom, but also to the multiple elements of their development: social, emotional, physical, cognitive, civic, and moral. If acting in silos, schools or families often cannot provide students all the...
Aug 25, 2008The benefits of a post-secondary degree are plentiful. For example, an employee with a four year college degree earns 60 percent more than a worker with only a high school diploma. Paying for college, however, has become a daunting task and strain for many American students and families. The cost...