Removing weak links from K12 classrooms

New laws and policies empower administrators to dismiss ineffective teachers

Unions respond to changing employment environment

Leading organizations urge more support for teachers

The human cost of short-term teaching

Teaching is not a brief resume item on the way to a “real” career.

Professional Development Courses

This online school creates customized, web-based professional development programs for individuals, schools, and districts across the country. Professional development options are delivered as virtual courses, live webinars, or as face-to-face customized workshops. FLVS courses are specifically designed for student motivation, school leadership, and online teaching.


Teacher substitute placement and absence management can be automated online and over-the-phone with this online tool. Teachers can register their absences at any time, either by calling a toll-free number or by logging on to Aesop online. Aesop also saves data entry time by integrating with other software applications.

Texas teachers lose merit pay, but gain competitive grant

Teachers unions have supported elimination of the merit program

Portland Public Schools to hire more employees to help lower class sizes

Portland Public Schools plans on adding 30 full-time teaching positions and 68 part-time classified employee positions this year after the district projected its reserves will contain $16 million more than originally budgeted.

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Activists call on Philly schools to limit teacher seniority

On Monday afternoon a coalition of education groups called on the Philadelphia School District to bypass negotiations and unilaterally impose new contract terms on the district's teachers.

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When memorization gets in the way of learning

A teacher's quest to discourage his students from mindlessly reciting information.

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Teachers are key to making technology work

Technology is not a silver bullet. While it may seem that there is an app for just about everything, the classroom teacher remains the most significant influence on student achievement.

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