Career Paths

Teacher Preparation Do High-Stakes Tests Make Teachers More Likely to Quit? Study Says No
A new study found that eliminating state testing did not have an effect on overall teacher turnover and attrition.
Madeline Will, February 14, 2020
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Teacher Preparation A Road Trip for Teachers and a Chance to Get Inspired
Education Week has teamed up with Roadtrip Nation to send a group of teachers across the country in a green RV. Here's what you need to know.
Madeline Will, January 22, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Here's What Gen Z Teachers Around the World Want in Their Jobs
"This is a very values-oriented generation—they seek to work with purpose and passion, and without that, they'll leave," an education leader at Microsoft said about Generation Z teachers.
Madeline Will, January 16, 2020
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Teacher Preparation Paid Maternity Leave for Teachers? California's Governor Says No Once Again
The bill would have given public school teachers at least six weeks of paid maternity leave.
Madeline Will, October 14, 2019
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Teaching Profession What's the Best State for Teachers? This Year's Answer Might Surprise You
This year, North Dakota took first place in personal finance site WalletHub's annual ranking of the best and worst states to be a teacher.
Sarah Schwartz, September 23, 2019
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School Choice & Charters Two Catholic Schools Were Asked to Fire Gay Teachers. Here's What They Did
The Indianapolis archbishop has ordered Catholic high schools in the city to dismiss teachers who are married to someone of the same sex, or sever ties with the archdiocese.
Madeline Will, June 24, 2019
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Teacher Preparation Few High School Students Are Interested in Teaching. But Better Pay Could Help
A new survey examines which students want to be teachers and what's drawing them to—or driving them from—the profession.
Sarah Schwartz, August 7, 2018
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Career Advice Opinion The Three Question Interview
Most interviews begin with a time-wasting question such as: "Tell us something about yourself." Why? As the interviewer, you have the candidate's resume, cover letter, and some other documents like a portfolio, reference letters or surveys, transcripts, and test scores. What more do you need to know about a 22-year-old interviewing for their first teaching position?
AAEE, June 16, 2018
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Career Advice Opinion You Have Knowledge - What About Wisdom?
This is the time before the school starts to be reflective of your life up to this point. Have a real introspection and in-depth conversation to give yourself credit where deserved, face the facts when necessary, be aware of where you need development, and be informed and confident in your natural gifts and abilities.
AAEE, June 5, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion COACHELLA TICKETS!! WHERE DO I SIGN??
I like to know what incentives, marketing materials, and salaries they are offering. Last year I came across the most amazing teacher recruitment advertisement ever. It was so cool, I considered going back in the classroom, packing up my family, and moving to California. Going into my 20th year, I'm vested in insurance and retirement, I may have to reconsider.
AAEE, April 17, 2018
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Education Funding Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions
The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.
Hannah Sarisohn, April 16, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion The Virtual Construct and Lifelong Learners
Current research and educational pundits theorize that burgeoning initiatives in artificial intelligence (AI) and rapidly accelerating technological advances, that it will be incumbent upon students and the future generations of society to perpetually self-educate, prepare and nurture individual students in a process of lifelong learning. Virtual teaching is a new frontier in the evolution of education. Student and teacher preparedness is the best means by which to ensure the long-term viability of a free and independent democracy.
AAEE, April 4, 2018
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Teacher Preparation 'I'm Not Getting Paid What I'm Worth': Teachers Share How They Get By
Low teacher pay has led some educators to take on second or third jobs.
Alix Mammina, April 2, 2018
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Teacher Preparation Opinion So You're Going to Work!!
Working within your chosen profession of Teaching will bring you many many "ah-ha" moments as you reach those students who are hard to reach can certainly be life changing experiences. Embrace these times of work, be the master of your craft, work hard and watch the fruits of your labors be plentiful.
AAEE, March 27, 2018
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