Teaching Profession

The latest news about the teaching profession, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.


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

10/25 10:30 am | Denver Looks to Invest $10 Million in Master-Teacher Program | Denver is turning to taxpayers to take a teacher-mentoring program district-wide.

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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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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Nearly a quarter of newly hired teachers will never vest in the state's troubled Teacher Retirement System, and three quarters won't even make back what they pay into the system, according to a new report.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
Learn how Lincoln County, Tenn., created a new leadership role to make its teacher-evaluation system supportive and responsive teachers.
February 22, 2016 – Education Week
Self-care is an essential component of good teaching, not a mark of selfishness, writes educator Christopher Doyle.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers' common practice of sharing examples of stellar work can turn off struggling learners, says a study of online students.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
To build and deepen empathy, a group of education organizations is calling on K-12 leaders to "shadow" a student.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
New efforts aim to head off teacher biases by running preservice students through simulations or embedding them in urban neighborhoods.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
African-American men like Chrissell Rhone make up just 2 percent of U.S. teachers and, for many of them, school can be a lonely place.
February 17, 2016 – Education Week
The time has come for policymakers to start creating opportunities for those on the front lines of education to design and run institutions and systems in a way that honors the needs of the learners, argues teacher Nick Tutolo.
February 16, 2016 – Teacher
Many people are afraid of public speaking. Why? Maybe because no one ever taught them how to do it, Erik Palmer writes.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 – Teacher

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