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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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02/17 06:45 pm | Home Visits With a STEM Twist | Sacramento State University's college of education is testing whether training in home visits for its math and science teacher candidates can spark student interest in ...

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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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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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Advocates say the movement offers an opportunity for schools to shift away from arbitrary credit-hour requirements toward a system based on evidence of progress in specific instructional skills.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Modest gains by delegate groups associated with the U.S. Department of Education's Teach to Lead initiative show the difficulties in gaining policy traction around ideas to give teachers more influence in school systems.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Language arts teacher Kathy Thayer explains how teachers at her school tackled new content standards by building a more interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to instruction.
March 29, 2016 – Teacher
A two-year experimental study of the National Writing Project shows that the program has a positive effect on teachers' instructional practices and their students' writing.
March 23, 2016 – Education Week
Language arts teacher Timothy Dolan shares how taking the time to read to his students became a cornerstone of his teaching.
March 22, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers must look beyond paperwork and conventional interventions and try to work with students as individuals, writes Ann Marie Stevens.
March 16, 2016 – Teacher
The Boston school district's shift to an earlier hiring cycle has improved new-teacher quality, but it has created a larger pool of "excessed" educators, a new study concludes.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Anne Jolly presents strategies that she believes could improve the quality of STEM lessons and ensure successful learning, while offering guidelines for assessments.
March 14, 2016 – Teacher
Lawmakers have approved a sales-tax increase designed to lift average teacher pay to $48,500.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
Claire Robertson says that teacher-mentors often make the mistake of charging into a classroom to fix a problem without understanding the context or the teacher's real needs.
March 8, 2016 – Teacher

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