Why Be a Substitute Teacher?

Over the past decade, substitute placement software has transformed the landscape of substitute teaching. Rarely is a substitute teacher roused from bed with early morning calls. It’s now common for subs to be notified of open jobs, which they can accept, reject, or cancel via smartphone app or computer. Substitute teaching is in high demand and jobs are plentiful. Subs who work in multiple districts have access to enough jobs to choose from a wide variety of subjects and grade levels.

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What Can We Learn from the Countries with the Top Test Scores?

Every three years, fifteen-year-old students around the world participate in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). This assessment tests students’ skills and knowledge in science, math, reading, collaborative problem solving, and financial literacy. The 2015 PISA tested 28 million students in 72 countries and economies (these include various regions that may not be officially recognized as an independent). The results of the 2015 PISA were released in December 2016.

A Closer Look at President Trump's Education Plan

President Trump has already caused somewhat of a stir among the educational community, with his recommendation for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, considered a controversial pick, by many due to her relative lack of experience in public education. But what does the rest of his educational plan for the country look like?

The Effect of Poverty on Education

Poverty is a major hurdle to achieving a balanced education, but not always in the ways most people suspect. When we think of economic barriers to learning we often think about children living in developing countries, who have to travel hours from their village to a school far away or young people charged with being an earner for the family and who therefore cannot be spared in order to learn. Or we consider the cost of university education as a privilege often only the wealthy can afford. What many people are surprised to discover, is that there exist significant and impeding economic barriers to education for many American students, beginning right in the youngest grades of elementary school.

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