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A teacher in training from Newark Montclair Urban Teacher Residency practices new learning standards and skills with a student at McKinley School in Newark Public Schools.

Hiring and retaining talented teachers can be a challenge in any district. But finding recent teaching college graduates who are ready to excel in the classroom their very first year can be even more difficult.

From DA

Alison DeNisco
Students at Horizon Elementary School, part of Holt Public Schools in Michigan, attend school on a year-round calendar. The first day of school was Aug. 4.
The number of public, year-round schools—also called “balanced-calendar” schools—increased by 26 percent from 2007 to 2012
Ariana Rawls Fine
Superintendent David Tebo has helped established comprehensive career programs in his western Michigan district.
A discussion with David Tebo, chief of Hamilton Community Schools, about school-to-career opportunities
Alison DeNisco
Click to enlarge: Five steps districts can take to save money on edtech purchases. (Source: Foundation for Excellence in Education)
The lines between the tech and instruction budgets have blurred in many districts
Alison DeNisco
Sandy Grove Middle School’s solar panels sit on the roof.
Sandy Grove Middle School in North Carolina produces more energy than it consumes

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