teacher http://wamc.org en "The Priority List" By David Mansche http://wamc.org/post/priority-list-david-mansche <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>David Menasche lived for his work as a high school English teacher. When a six-year battle with brain cancer ultimately stole David’s vision, memory, mobility, and—most tragically of all—his ability to continue teaching, he was devastated by the thought that he would no longer have the chance to impact his students’ lives each day.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81986 at http://wamc.org "The Priority List" By David Mansche Acquitted Saratoga Springs Teacher Terminated http://wamc.org/post/acquitted-saratoga-springs-teacher-terminated <p>A Saratoga Springs middle school teacher, acquitted of charges associated with allegedly making inappropriate contact with a 14-year-old female student, has been terminated by the school district.&nbsp;</p><p>At a special meeting of the Saratoga Springs Board of Education held Monday evening, members of the public were allowed to comment on the recommended termination of middle school mathematics teacher Joseph Bruno.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 22:53:18 +0000 Lucas Willard 79081 at http://wamc.org "Real Talk for Real Teachers" by Rafe Esquith http://wamc.org/post/real-talk-real-teachers-rafe-esquith <p><em>&nbsp; **Audio to come**</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>According to our next guest: public education is in a crisis. Rafe Esquith believes new teachers are quickly turning to alternative career paths and seasoned teachers are burning out after years of dedicated work. He says this comes from increasing pressure from policy-makers and administrators, budget cuts to already underfunded programs, unreliable teacher evaluations, mandated testing, and a myriad of other burdens.</p><p>Rafe Esquith, one of America’s most celebrated educators provides an antidote to the problem with his new book: <em>Real Talk for Real Teachers</em>, which he says cuts through the distractions and helps educators focus on what is truly important: TEACHING.</p><p>Rafe Esquith has taught at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for more than twenty-five years. He is the only teacher to have been awarded the president’s National Medal of the Arts.</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 69485 at http://wamc.org "Real Talk for Real Teachers" by Rafe Esquith MA House Backs Teacher Evaluation Bill http://wamc.org/post/ma-house-backs-teacher-evaluation-bill <p>The Massachusetts House has approved a measure calling on school districts to implement a new teacher&nbsp;evaluation&nbsp;system and place performance ahead of seniority in deciding future layoffs.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The legislation, which has already been approved by the Senate, resulted from a compromise struck between the Massachusetts Teachers Association and an advocacy group called Stand for Children that had proposed a statewide ballot question.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:43:02 +0000 Lucas Willard 42016 at http://wamc.org MA House Backs Teacher Evaluation Bill Governor Cuomo: Teacher Evaluations No Longer “Urgent” Matter http://wamc.org/post/governor-cuomo-teacher-evaluations-no-longer-urgent-matter <p>Governor Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public &ldquo;urgent,&rdquo; and will allow the legislature to leave later this week without an agreement on the matter.&nbsp; Capitol Correspondent Karen DeWitt reports&hellip;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Cuomo, speaking on former Governor David Paterson&rsquo;s radio show on WOR, says the legislature will end its session for the summer without acting on a plan on how to make public teacher evaluations public, saying that the evaluations do not have to be completed by schools until January, anyway.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:55:52 +0000 Karen Dewitt 41309 at http://wamc.org Governor Cuomo: Teacher Evaluations No Longer “Urgent” Matter