Recruitment & Retention Pay Raises and Pandemic Bonuses: Can They Keep Teachers in Classrooms?
Some states are proposing salary hikes and offering teachers one-time bonuses. Will the money have an effect on post-pandemic retention?
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Teaching Profession Juliana Urtubey, an Elementary Special Educator, Is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year
Known as Ms. Earth for her work with school gardens, Urtubey is a National Board-certified teacher in Las Vegas.
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School & District Management Has COVID-19 Led to a Mass Exodus of Superintendents?
This year has been exhausting for superintendents. Some experts say they're seeing an unusually high number of resignations this spring.
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Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Janice K. Jackson, right, speaks on Feb. 11, 2021, during a news conference at the William H. Brown Elementary School in Chicago. In-person learning for students in pre-k and cluster programs began Thursday, since the district's agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union was reached.
Chicago Public Schools Superintendent Janice K. Jackson, right, announced earlier this week that she would depart the school system. Jackson, who assumed the superintendency in 2018, has worked for more than 20 years in CPS.
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School Choice & Charters Full-Time Virtual Schools: Still Growing, Still Struggling, Still Resisting Oversight
Nearly 500,000 students now attend full-time online and blended schools, says a new report from the National Education Policy Center.
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School & District Management Remote Learning Isn't Going Away. Will It Create Separate—and Unequal—School Systems?
Demand for remote learning is likely to continue in the fall, raising concerns about the quality of education virtual students will receive.
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School & District Management Most Schools Offer at Least Some In-Person Classes, According to Feds' Latest Count
A majority of 4th and 8th graders had at least some in-person schooling by March, but inequities persisted.
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New EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.
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Teachers’ stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, making it critical for districts to look after their mental health.
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Black men account for only 2 percent of teachers, and their turnover rates are especially high. A look at the problems and potential solutions behind that statistic.
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Four stories of parents who organized others to get children the education and resources they need, despite institutional head winds.
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Teachers and principals sound off on what they’d find useful—or extraneous—when it comes to professional development this summer.
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School systems are wrestling with many unknowns in trying to settle on strategies for combating learning loss for the coming academic year.
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A district in Rhode Island is looking for an IEP instructional support platform, and a district in North Carolina is seeking a digital curriculum.
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School districts would not be eligible to spend their portion of a $7 billion emergency connectivity fund on smartphones, in a draft order put forward by the Federal Communications Commission.
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