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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

09/20 04:23 pm | Several Districts Start the Year With Teacher Strikes | Teachers in Burlington, Vt., are headed back to work after a four-day strike. But strikes continue in two Pennsylvania districts.

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.

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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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The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher
While a vast majority of the nation’s public school teachers are white women, the latest data from the federal staffing survey shows increasing diversity, and big differences between the teaching force at traditional and charter schools.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
A group called Moms As Principals shares support and frank advice among female principals trying to balance the demands of running a school and raising their own children.
August 8, 2017 – Education Week
Physical activity is an important aspect of children’s development, writes Marwa Abdelbary. Teachers should incorporate movement in the classroom to strengthen their students’ cognitive skills and physical health.
August 8, 2017 – Teacher
As the United States becomes more politically divided and some students face bigotry and hostility, teachers must create inclusive environments in their classrooms, argues educator Precious Crabtree.
August 7, 2017 – Teacher
How can educators infuse passion and creativity into an increasingly data-driven education system? One long-time teacher has some guidance.
August 4, 2017 – Education Week
Teachers shouldn’t be responsible for stocking their classrooms with supplies, argues Ann Ness. Instead, states and districts need to allocate funding for school resources.
August 2, 2017 – Teacher
The first day of school can be scary. Nancy Barile shares five ways teachers can help alleviate their new students’ fears.
August 2, 2017 – Teacher
Veteran teachers should be valued for their expertise, not stereotyped and pushed out of the classroom, argues Justin Minkel.
July 26, 2017 – Teacher
Public education gives students the diverse experiences and opportunities that may not be offered through school choice, writes Jessica Keigan.
July 25, 2017 – Teacher

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