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Are Selectivity and Diversity Competing Goals for Teaching?

Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month. (October 4, 2017)

Spotlights Collection

In this Spotlight, see how digital simulations are helping teachers practice classroom-management techniques, gain insights from leading educators on creating a successful classroom, and learn how to build a collaborative classroom culture.

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.

Teacher Beat Blog

10/17 10:01 am | Where Teachers Can and Can't Afford to Live | New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.

Teaching Ahead Blog

06/28 08:28 am | Being OK With Not Being OK: Teaching and Loving Ourselves | Teachers need to make sure to care for themselves so they can better care for their students, Christina Torres writes.

Special Reports

Teacher Recruitment Challenges: A Special Report
This special report explores the factors behind the recent teacher shortages in many areas and highlights initiatives designed to improve district hiring processes and tap new pools of prospective educators.

Smart Strategies for Teacher Professional Development
This special report takes a look at some efforts made to improve PD, including the rise of microcredentials, math training for preschool teachers, and programs aimed at supporting instructional coaches.

Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
Education Week explores how some states, school districts, universities, and alternative programs are ramping up efforts to groom principals trained in the mosaic of skills necessary to be successful at running schools.

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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

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From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one. Only in the past decade or so has the field seen some important changes in who makes it to a school’s top job—and how.

Special Collection

New Realities: TFA at 25
In this special package, we look at recent changes Teach for America has embarked on as it enters a new era and the questions they raise about its model, impact, and future course.

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Most students only risk failure if they think they will ultimately succeed. That's where teachers can make a difference, says Kyle Redford.
October 4, 2017 – Teacher
Illinois education officials say the elimination of some requirements for teacher licenses has streamlined the licensing process and hasn't sacrificed the state's high standards.
September 29, 2017 – AP
Robots won't put teachers out of a job soon, but tutoring systems powered by artificial intelligence might well change classroom practice.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some teachers may argue for using "age-appropriate" texts in the classroom, but students should be allowed to read books that illustrate the real difficulties of childhood and honor their realities, says Christina Berchini.
September 27, 2017 – Teacher
A lower percentage of teachers are "chronically absent" in charter schools than in other public schools, says a new report. It attributes the differences to collective bargaining.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
A new network is working to make minority-serving institutions a major player in efforts to diversify the profession.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
A 50-nation study finds that U.S. teachers spend more time teaching than those in other countries. And they make 60 cents for every $1 paid to workers with similar education levels.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
When students are given creative freedom in the classroom, they have the opportunity to tackle problems connected to their interests, says Matt Presser.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher

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