Teaching Profession

The latest news about the teaching profession, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Billie Dolce, a special education teacher for 31 years, in her New Orleans East home.
—Edmund Fountain for Education Week

'Death of My Career'

The mass firings of veteran teachers after Hurricane Katrina—dealt in large measure to African-American women—continue to infuse the debate over New Orleans’ schools with a particular bitterness. (August 24, 2015)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

Issue Backgrounder

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Teacher Quality
Professional Development

Teacher Beat Blog

08/27 05:17 pm | Administration Seeks Extension of 'Highly Qualified' Status for Trainee Teachers | The White House wants the so-called loophole in the federal HQT rules to be extended, warning that failure to do so could squeeze alternative certification programs.

Teaching Ahead Blog

06/04 09:00 pm | How Does the Opt-Out Movement Intend to Close Achievement Gaps? | The opt-out movement is right to call for a richer, more authentic learning experience. It's wrong to stay silent on the educational inequality that makes testing ...

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Special Collection

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
New Teachers
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August 25, 2015 - Education Week
August 25, 2015 - Education Week
Teachers need not be intimidated by administrators when working on collaboration for the future, says teacher mentor Precious Crabtree.
August 25, 2015 - Teacher
Fearing she is doing them a disservice, English teacher Sherry Armstrong looks for ways to encourage her shy students without aggravating them.
August 19, 2015 - Teacher
A new study by the advocacy group TNTP finds that PD activities don’t seem to factor into why some teachers get better while others don’t.
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
August 18, 2015 - Education Week
In adapting to a school that is collaboratively run by teachers, Kathleen Melville says that she had to "unlearn" many of her past assumptions about teaching and learning.
August 18, 2015 - Teacher
Constructive feedback can make teacher observation more meaningful, insists Miriam Greenberg of Harvard University’s Center for Education Policy.
August 17, 2015 - Education Week
Newspapers hold great promise as instructional tools for enriching English/language arts instruction, writes Joanne Yatvin.
August 14, 2015 - Education Week
Teaching is the profession that makes every other profession possible. It all starts that first day of school, Justin Minkel writes.
August 7, 2015 - Teacher

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