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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 Quality
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Teacher Beat Blog

06/22 04:19 pm | Republican and Democratic Senators Push Bill to Support Teacher Leaders | A bipartisan group of senators today introduced a bill aimed at giving teachers more opportunities to take on leadership roles without having to leave the classroom.

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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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

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

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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May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Studies suggest the programs, though few in number, can help retain novice teachers and bring more teachers of color into classrooms.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
The agreement boosts federal aid for Title I and special education through September, but K-12 cuts could loom for fiscal 2018 to pave the way for defense increases.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Classroom needs, as well as new requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act, are leading to creative approaches to improving teachers' own learning and making it more effective.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers see the value of showing their mastery of individual skills, but questions remain about the quality and rigor of microcredential programs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
In-classroom coaching has proven benefits for teachers, but working with adult learners requires developing trust-building and communication skills.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
In a new report, researchers at the nonprofit organization Education Resource Strategies studied the differences between typical districts and school systems that have made "connected professional learning" a core part of their academic strategy.
April 25, 2017 – Education Week
We asked educators to share on Twitter the professional development that inspired them or that left them scratching their heads.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
In a survey, 58 percent of teachers said they had some or a lot of input on their professional development. Teachers also said they appreciated time for collaboration and new-teacher coaching.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week

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