Education

Chris Stewart & Charlie Weaver: The most important thing our students need: Effective teachers

Minnesota’s 2009 Teacher of the Year almost never was. Following her first year of teaching she was laid off from a school in Minneapolis. Fortunately, she stuck with teaching, found another job and eight years later was chosen from more than a hundred nominees to earn the award. With half of all new teachers leaving the profession in the first five years, it is truly to her credit that she...