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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

04/21 02:44 pm | Unionization of Charter Schools: Where the Movement Stands Now | Looking across the country, the success of recent efforts to unionize charter school teachers has been mixed at best.

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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Impact Academy at Orchard Lake is among a growing number of public schools where teachers have a say in what goes on, from the learning approach to staffing and scheduling.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey defended his decision to sign a massive expansion of the state's private school voucher program, saying the state can invest more money into public K-12 education while adding reforms like the voucher program.
April 11, 2017 – AP
As SEL gains traction in schools, teacher-preparation programs and states' certification requirements need to catch up, advocates say.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
Research shows no positive correlation between how would-be principals perform on a widely used licensure exam and their success as school leaders.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
While national politics are still creating sharp divides in school communities, most teachers aren't avoiding the topic, says a survey from the Education Week Research Center.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
More than 830 educators took part in a survey on discussing controversial topics in class. National politics, rather than hot-button issues like race and religion, seemed to be the most divisive in 2017.
April 4, 2017 – Education Week
Education Week asked some district leaders, teachers, and subject-matter specialists for advice on choosing materials for the classroom.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are turning to Twitter, Skype, and other technology tools to bring real, live writers into their classrooms.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
When it comes to teacher certification, the label "highly qualified" doesn’t mean much, argues University of Oklahoma’s Lawrence Baines.
March 8, 2017 – Education Week
March 1, 2017 – Education Week

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