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File photo of a teacher with a classroom full of students. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: Dismissal Threats, Potential Pay Raises Motivating D.C. Teachers to Improve

Public school teachers in the District of Columbia are improving their performance because they’re motivated by the possibility of substantial pay raises or because they don’t want to get fired, according to a study.

10/17/2013

File photo of a teacher with a classroom full of students. (Photo by PIERRE ANDRIEU/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Teachers With More Experience Are Less Engaged

A recent poll conducted by Gallup Economy has found that teachers who have just begun their careers are far more engaged in their jobs than those who have been working as educators for several years.

08/01/2013

File photo of a student using books to study. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)

Teacher Poll: Only 12 Percent Of Students ‘Very Likely’ To Use Printed Books To Study

A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., has found that teachers throughout the country feel that only 12 percent of students are “very likely” to use printed books to study.

07/30/2013

Teachers who aren't up to snuff shouldn't be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Teachers Union Chief: If Teachers Can’t Do Their Job, Find A New Profession

Teachers who aren’t up to snuff shouldn’t be in classrooms and should find new professions, the head of the 1.5 million-member American Federation of Teachers said Monday.

07/22/2013

A journalist reads information on the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on Jan. 17, 2012 in Washington, DC. KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of Teachers Use Wikipedia Despite Telling Students Not To

Teachers need to start taking their own advice.

02/28/2013

Demonstration on how to use bulletproof white boards. (credit: Hardwire)

Company Develops Bulletproof White Boards For Teachers

A Maryland armor company has designed a bulletproof white board following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.

01/23/2013

(Photo: Publicity shots of Dick Devos, union opponent, and James P. Hoffa, union organizer)

Digital Debate: Teamster’s Hoffa & Amway Heir DeVos: Clash Over Unions!

James P. Hoffa and Dick DeVos have vastly differing views of unions, which is why in this heated political climate battles are raging across America over unions in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, California and other states, the two took time to participate in CBS Local Digital Debate.

10/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Debating Cities and Education

When it comes to America’s future, the issue of education rises to the top for many which is why Obama and Romney were asked to weigh in on it as well.

10/11/2012

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DC Sets Bar for Firing Teachers Over Performance

Tough new teacher evaluations led to a strike this month in Chicago, but in the District of Columbia, such evaluations are ‘business as usual.’

09/21/2012

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