CHICAGO NEWS

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A Teacher's Take on
Civic Education
In latest entry on Teach Plus’ Huffington Post Blog, Teaching Policy Fellow Susan Volbrecht reflects on the anniversary of the Newtown shootings and the death of Nelson Mandela. Volbrecht shares the insights of her students and urges her peers to work towards establishing a school culture through building community and educating global citizens. Read the full post here.

We’ve Moved!
Teach Plus Chicago’s office is now located at the following address: 205 West Randolph Street, Suite 2010, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Please feel free to contact Chicago’s Network Coordinator Lambrina Kless to learn more about our efforts to elevate teacher voice in Chicago and check out our new office space.

National News
ASSESSMENT ADVISOR
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The NEA encourages its members to use Assessment Advisor to rate the assessments they’ve used in their classrooms! 4,000 teachers in 40 states have checked out the site so far. Have you?

Read the NEA Today article.
MUST READS

Survey: Today’s teaching force is less experienced, more open to change
By Jackie Mader
Hechinger Report, October 23, 2012

Teacher-Leader Corps Helps Turn Around Schools
By Stephen Sawchuck
Education Week, April 20, 2011

New Teachers are the New Majority 
By Celine Coggins & Heather Peske
Education Week, January 19, 2011

Lesson Plan in Boston Schools: Don’t Go It Alone
By Mike Winerip
New York Times, August 8, 2010

 

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