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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 education schools are already meeting higher-than-required standards on GPAs and testing, says a report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
From celebrations to tears to taunts, feelings have run high in classrooms around the country, teachers report.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
A study finds that many African-American teachers are expected to teach lower-level classes or serve as school disciplinarians.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Despite pouring money and muscle into campaigns from the White House race on down, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association notched limited gains on Election Day.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
While it deals primarily in print books, a new app presents yet another angle on how digital technology is changing literacy instruction in schools.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017, but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
The first national study of principals' time use finds that school leaders clock long hours—and many of them are spent on paperwork.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Good continuous learning for science teachers looks a lot like what we want for students, writes researcher Kirsten Daehler.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Questions loom on how the new requirements will be implemented by the states and how effective they will ultimately be in improving education schools.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week

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