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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 Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

08/23 10:00 am | Poll Finds Decreasing Public Support for Teacher-Tenure Laws | Coming on the heals of the death of the Vergara challenge against teacher job protections, a new poll says that just three in ten support teacher-tenure laws.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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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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Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
The Las Vegas-area district, along with state officials and stakeholders, has had to experiment with a number of increasingly urgent initiatives designed to tap new pools of potential teachers.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates say that making better use of analytics and screening tools in recruitment processes can improve schools' hiring outcomes across a number of areas.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
For big-city districts, Puerto Rico and Spain have becoming recruiting hot spots amid a shortage of teachers for dual-immersion and English-as-a-second-language programs.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Karla Duff had never really thought about being away from her classroom for an extended period of time. Then came cancer, and a reckoning.
January 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Brianna Crowley and Barry Saide offer advice on developing an empathic mindset in an education culture that doesn’t always value it but desperately needs it.
January 20, 2016 – Teacher
With his co-authors, Doug Lemov seeks to blend best practice and research in a new book on teaching reading in a common-core era.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week

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