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Jessie Dean Gipson Simmons, shown top center about age 37, c. 1961. [Clockwise: daughter Angela, sons Obadiah Jerone, Jr. and Carl, and husband Obadiah Jerone, Sr.; daughters Carolyn and Quendelyn are not pictured] Simmons family archives

Jessie Simmons: How a schoolteacher became an unsung hero of the civil rights movement

When Jessie Simmons applied for a teaching job in 1958, her application went to a separate file for "Negro teachers" and got rejected. An education scholar recounts how Simmons fought back and won.
Parents accompany their children to school on the first day back after a teachers’ strike in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Richard Vogel

Community schools score key victory in LA teachers strike

The Los Angeles teachers strike wasn't just about teachers – it was also about community schools, according to an education scholar who serves as director of the UCLA Center for Community Schooling.
There need to be deeper reforms to teaching, such as higher pay at the top end, better opportunities for career advancement, and improvements to the professional working environment. www.shutterstock.com

Lift teacher status to improve student performance

Evidence shows improving teacher selection will improve student results.
Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

Let go of toxic workplace ‘emotional labour’ in 2019

To protect employees from burnout, organizations should recognize which emotions are expected to be managed as a part of the job, and what situations generate emotional labour.
Facilitated discussions about math can help kids learn. PanyaStudio/shutterstock.com

Why students need more ‘math talk’

Most math classrooms feature a teacher lecturing and students quietly working on problems. But research shows that a different approach would lead to better results.

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