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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 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
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Teacher Beat Blog

08/26 04:34 pm | Mexican Teachers Vow to Continue Strike Over Evaluations | Summer vacation continues for millions of Mexican students as a dissident teachers' union shows no intention of ending protests over teacher evaluations.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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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.

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While teacher absenteeism rates vary widely from state to state, they aren't out of line with other professions, according to an Education Week analysis.
June 27, 2016 – Education Week
Taken from experience, social studies teacher Rod Powell shares what lessons he learned for incorporating politics in the classroom in a way that avoids a sense of indoctrination and includes all voices.
June 24, 2016 – Teacher
ESL teacher Wendi Pillars shares the top takeaways compiled from a student project used to hone language skills, catalyze change, and improve how teachers view ELLs.
June 17, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Julie Hiltz shares some practices that can be used to build a culture of appreciation, satisfaction, and support among administrators and teachers.
June 10, 2016 – Teacher
An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
As an English teacher who codes, the author of The Nerdy Teacher blog believes digital education must span subject areas.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
A resourceful elementary teacher brings digital tools into her classroom to boost problem-solving and collaboration skills.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
This former math teacher is driven to give all students, regardless of ZIP code, more opportunities to use technology to "create to learn."
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers are expected to make sure students are using digital learning devices in "active" ways. But what does that mean and how does that work?
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Several education schools have taken deliberate steps in recent years to better integrate technology into their curricula to better prepare teachers for modern classrooms.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

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