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July 13, 2018
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Tax credit for teachers proposed
Tax credit for teachers proposed
Teachers rally in front of the State Capitol in Arizona. (Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
Teachers who work in high-poverty schools should be eligible for a federal tax credit that could raise their salaries by as much as $10,000 annually, according to a proposal by the Center for American Progress. The proposal comes amid nationwide protests about teacher pay, which has not kept up with the cost of living in some states.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (7/13) 
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Focus on Practice
Detroit educator does more than teach math
Detroit educator does more than teach math
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A math teacher in an all-boys high school in Detroit also runs the on-campus greenhouse and garden and teaches her students how to cook. In this Q&A, Marquita Reese describes her work and how she uses a survey to get to know her students.
Chalkbeat/Detroit (7/12) 
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Schools Today
Study considers gender bias in math attitudes
Study considers gender bias in math attitudes
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Saying that girls are as good at math as boys may be well-meaning, but researchers at Stanford University say such statements may simply perpetuate gender stereotypes. Researchers found that 71% of respondents said boys had a natural math ability when told girls were as good as boys, but only 32% said they felt that girls had natural math ability when told that boys were just as good as girls.
India Today (7/11),  NDTV (India) (7/11) 
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Orchard could feed students, help them learn
Orchard could feed students, help them learn
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A school nutrition professional at a Massachusetts high school has proposed installing an outdoor learning space and fruit orchard on campus. The orchard would include blueberries, apples and peaches, among other fruits that would be available for students to eat, but the school district has not yet approved the plan.
Wicked Local/Medford, Mass. (7/12) 
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Developing Leaders
What summer break? Many teachers take 2nd jobs
Teachers are 30% more likely to take additional jobs than other professionals, particularly during the summer. National Board Certified Teacher Ben Sullens says he supplements his salary by driving for a ride-hailing company, administering the SAT and may start delivering food.
TIME online (7/12) 
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Policy News
Calif., Utah ESSA plans approved
The US Department of Education has approved plans from California and Utah to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act. The only state now without an approved plan is Florida.
EdSource (7/12),  Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (7/12) 
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National Board Update
Podcast: What Board certification means to the teaching profession
In this podcast, Michigan math teacher Gina Wilson shares why she loves teaching. "National Board Certification is a strong platform to help people see that teaching is a profession," she says. Learn more.
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