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* Do you have any information about the teacher shortage?
* Do you have any resources for substitute teachers?
* Teaching at Risk: A Call to Action (2004)
"The purpose of this
report is to offer specific policy recommendations that will break through the
barriers to meaningful improvement efforts—such as low standards, low, lockstep
pay, mistrust of efforts to identify what makes for effective teaching,
education schools out of touch with current school needs, and outmoded and
inflexible work rules and district regulations—so that student learning, rather
than teacher protection, is the number one priority." Produced by The Teaching
* Recruiting and Retaining "Highly Qualified Teachers" for Hard-to-Staff Schools (2004)
An article appearing in the March 2004 NASSP Bulletin.
* Status of the American Public School Teacher 2000-2001
Research has conducted surveys on the status of the American public school
teacher every five years since 1956. The current report profiles the status of
teachers for the school year 2000-2001. These surveys provide continuing data on
the professional and personal characteristics of teachers, the current status of
their teaching conditions, their attitudes toward the profession, and their
community and civic activities."
* Teacher's Mind
This site includes articles "on topics related to
teacher thinking and its influence on education." The menu on the left also
includes additional information on teacher thinking, education myths, and links
to related resources.
* Recruiting New Teachers, Inc.
RNT is a national non-profit
organization which was formed in 1986 to raise esteem for teaching, expand the
pool of prospective teachers, and improve the nation's teacher recruitment and
development policies and practices. This site offers guidance and resources for
prospective teachers, as well as insight on current trends and issues in the
field. We also provide unique networking opportunities for educators, summaries
of RNT's cutting-edge policy research and surveys, and highlights of our
publications, services, and advocacy efforts.
* Ahead of the Class: A Design Handbook for Preparing New Teachers from
New Sources (2001)
Focusing on the success of the Pathways to Teaching
Careers Program, this handbook aims to help create successful recruiting
programs focusing on non-traditional teacher sources. Published by the Urban
Institute. Full text is available online in pdf.
* Excellence & Accountability in Teaching: A Guide to U.S. Department
of Education Programs and Resources
Describes resources that states and
communities can use to support high-quality teacher preparation and career-long
professional development, as well as other challenges related to the President's
goal of making sure every classroom in America has a talented, dedicated,
* Teachers Leading the Way: Voices from National Teacher Forum
26-page report discussing how teachers can promote change in their schools &
communities, and how schools & communities can support teacher leadership.
Based on suggestions from of more than 100 outstanding teachers attending the
4th annual National Teacher Forum & from teachers across the U.S.
* Predicting the Need for Newly Hired Teachers in the United States to
This report finds that approximately 2 million additional
teachers will be needed by 2008-09. Some of these additional teachers will be
needed to replace teachers leaving the profession and others will be needed as
enrollments continue to increase. Published by the National Center for Education
Statistics. The full report is available as a pdf document.
* CEO Forum on Education & Technology -- Teacher Preparation STaR
This site includes: Teacher Preparation STaR Chart
(self-assessment tool for universities and schools of education that measures
how well they are preparing the teachers of the future to use technology), and
Year 2 Report on Professional Development.
* AFT Research Department: Teacher Salary
survey, profiles of salaries in the largest cities, international teacher pay,
cost-of-living info, a graveyard of historical data, and more."
* Radical Pedagogy
An interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal
devoted to the analysis of teaching and learning.
* American Teacher
A publication of the American Federation of
This website for teachers focuses on providing
networking opportunities such as chat rooms, message boards, & live
meetings. Also includes lesson plans, curriculum resources, and job
* Wright Group - TeacherHelp
Includes: Curricular Tracks,
Teaching Today, Brain Bits, Events Calendar, Glossary of Educational Terms,
State Education Agency Web Sites, Teacher to Teacher message boards, Reading
Specialists Online, and Lesson Plans.
* Teach for America
National teacher corps of dedicated and
diverse individuals who commit a minimum of two years to teach in under-served
urban and rural public schools. Corps members are provided training and support
and work as full-time salaried employees of the school districts in which they
Teach For America
20 Exchange Place, 8th Floor
New York, NY
Toll Free: 800/832-1230
information on all Americorps programs and activities:
* TeacherTalk Forums
"TeacherTalk is a discussion forum where K-12
teachers can discuss teaching techniques, trade lesson plan ideas, and support
one another. TeacherTalk is a free public service from Teaching.com." Free
registration is required.
* Teacher Focus
Includes forums for teachers to discuss a variety
* Teachers.net Chatboard
General interest discussion.
* Teachers.net Schedule of Live Meetings and Events
* Teachers.net Chatboard Network
"Welcome to the Mentor Support
Center, bringing together hundreds of thousands of educators in an environment
specially designed to foster peer support and development. Take advantage of
this incredible panel of experts and friends, you won't find teacher support
like this anywhere else on Earth!"
American Federation of Teachers
Union representing over one million teachers, school support staff, higher
education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal
555 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 879-4400
National Education Association
The nation's largest union for educators with over 2.7 million members.
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290
Phone: (202) 833-4000
Fax: (202) 822-7974
National Commission on Teaching & America's Future
College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street, Box 117
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 678-4153
Fax: (212) 678-4039
* RISE: Resources for Indispensable Schools and Educators
a non-profit organization dedicated to making teaching in K-12 public schools in
low-income communities more sustainable by providing teachers with resources
that enhance their effectiveness and job satisfaction."
177 Post St., Suite
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone: (415) 399-9929
* National Council on Teacher Retirement
NCTR is an independent
organization dedicated to safeguard the integrity of public retirement systems
in the United States and in its territories to which teachers belong and to
promote the rights and benefits of the members, present or future, of such
12710 Research Blvd., Suite 110
Austin, TX 78759
* Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
is a consortium of state education agencies, higher education institutions, and
national educational organizations dedicated to the reform of the education,
licensing, and on-going professional development of teachers. INTASC had
established model core standards for licensing teachers which represent the
principles that should be present in all teaching regardless of the subject or
grade level taught and serve as a framework for the systemic reform of teacher
preparation and professional development.
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