Teaching Profession

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Tracking the Nation's Teacher-Shortage Hot Spots

Teacher shortages have continued in a number of regions, prompting legislative and administrative action. (August 22, 2016)

Spotlight on Personalized Professional Development

In this Spotlight, learn how schools are boosting teacher collaboration through video-based PD, personalized platforms, and professional learning communities.

Spotlight on Growth Mindset

In this Spotlight, read how schools are embracing social-emotional learning, nurturing growth mindsets, and creating classroom opportunities for meaningful struggle.

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Teacher Beat Blog

10/22 10:40 am | L.A. Teachers Make Too Much to Qualify for Affordable Housing Built for Them? | The project, however, has been a boon for school support staff.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/20 10:57 am | Moving Beyond a Sink-or-Swim Mentality for New Teachers | Schools need to do more to support new teachers, including focusing on their potential rather than their shortcomings, Rachel Thompson writes.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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With the quality and quantity school and district mentoring programs often lacking, beginning teachers are increasingly seeking personalized feedback from online communities.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Failure to reach a deal could send teachers in the nation’s third-largest district onto the streets for a second mass walkout in four years.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers' union and school officials in the Buffalo, N.Y., district are working to hammer out a new labor agreement to replace one that expired a dozen years.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
Distrust among school leaders and educators can depress teacher retention and harm students, writes Dara Barlin.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
New data show that 12 percent of all U.S. public school teachers are in their first or second year, raising questions about the overall stability of the teaching force.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
To supplement their school- or district-provided mentoring, many novice teachers are seeking support from online and social media communities.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher
A Newark, N.J., complex’s ties to charter schools has created tensions in the district.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
A new report estimates that, if current market trends persist, U.S. schools could be short by hundreds of thousands of teachers within the next few years.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
States must create authoritative teacher-licensing boards to treat teachers as the professionals they are, urges Arthur E. Wise.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week
September 14, 2016 – Education Week

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