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Managing resistance to change

Change is hard. Trying new things engages a fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Here, Liz B. Davis, director of education technology at Belmont Hill School (Boston, Mass.), discusses ways she has found success managing resistance to change.

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Firing of gay teacher who got married sparks controversy

The firing of a gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Glendora after he married his partner and photos of the wedding were published in a local newspaper has sparked an online petition.

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Education expert talks about teachers' changing roles

Kathy Payne says a commitment to improving education means acknowledging that teachers no longer hold the key to all the answers. The former special education teacher of 12 years and current Director of Education Leadership for State Farm sat down with the Huffington Post at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about the evolving role of teachers.

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What can America teach England about social and emotional learning?

Every teacher strives for the best academic results for pupils in their care, so they can reach their potential and contribute fully to society. Yet some teachers are concerned that the drive for academic attainment is often at the detriment of a balanced and rounded curriculum, accessible to all, and one which prepares pupils to be socially and emotionally resilient.

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Despite promise of extra cash, teachers want out of tough Florida schools

For five schools in Pinellas County facing restructuring for chronic low performance, hiring and keeping good teachers is a never-ending battle.

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Colorado district first to use market-based pay

Douglas County (Colo.) School District restructuring the pay scale so positions most in demand get paid more

NEA loses members due to budget cuts, teacher layoffs

The NEA had expected a bigger drop, but there were fewer job cuts in some states

Connecticut names Patricia Mann tech high school teacher of the year

A central office committee chose Patricia Mann, an instructor at A.I. Prince Technical High School in Hartford, Conn. out of 16 state finalists who were the respective teachers of the year at technical high schools across the state.

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Ed chief lets states delay use of tests in teacher job decisions

Acknowledging that the nation’s educators face large challenges in preparing students for more rigorous academic standards and tests, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told state education officials on Tuesday that they could postpone making career decisions about teachers based on performance evaluations tied to new tests.

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Teacher collaboration, communities improve students' math scores

Many elementary students' math performance improves when their teachers collaborate, work in professional learning communities or do both, yet most students don't spend all of their elementary school years in these settings, a new study by UNC Charlotte researchers shows.

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