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John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
John Battle High School teacher Jennifer Daniel receives her COVID-19 vaccine in January in Abingdon, Va.
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Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Are More Stressed Out Than Ever, Even Amid Promising Developments, Survey Shows
Nearly 8 of every 10 teachers say work is "a lot" or "somewhat" more stressful now than it was a year ago, shortly after the pandemic began.
Holly Kurtz, May 14, 2021
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Teaching Profession 4 Ways Districts Are Giving Teachers More Flexibility in Their Jobs
After a year-plus of pandemic schooling, some experts are seeing momentum for district leaders to reimagine what teaching can look like.
Madeline Will, May 4, 2021
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Teacher and coach Howard Hill at the King William High School athletic track in King William, Va. on April 23, 2021.
Howard Hill, a coach and agriculture teacher at King William High School in King William, Va., considered leaving the profession early, but changed his mind because of the support he received from colleagues.
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Recruitment & Retention Principals and Teachers Don't Always See Eye to Eye. Can Getting In Sync Reduce Turnover?
Teachers and principals are not on the same page about why teachers teach, why they quit, and how to get them to stay.
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Teaching Profession Why Teachers Leave—or Don't: A Look at the Numbers
New EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.
Liana Loewus, May 4, 2021
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School & District Management Summer School Is More Important Than Ever. But Teachers Are 'Fried' and Need a Break
Districts are getting creative about enticing worn-out teachers to stay on for the summer.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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Teaching Profession Teachers Are Stressed Out, and It's Causing Some to Quit
Stress, more so than low pay, is the main reason public school teachers quit. And COVID-19 has increased the pressure.
Madeline Will, February 22, 2021
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Kari Munoz and other teachers from Zavala and Travis Elementary Schools in Odessa, Texas, used noisemakers last month to greet their students, who are learning from home because of the coronavirus. Distance-learning has taken a steep toll on teacher morale, EdWeek Research Center data shows.
Kari Munoz and other teachers from Zavala and Travis Elementary Schools in Odessa, Texas, used noisemakers last month to greet their students, who are learning from home because of the coronavirus. Distance-learning has taken a steep toll on teacher morale, EdWeek Research Center data shows.
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School & District Management How Principals and District Leaders Are Trying to Boost Lagging Teacher Morale During COVID-19
Knowing the shift to remote learning would be tough for teachers, school and district administrators have scrambled to assemble as many kinds of supports as they can.
Catherine Gewertz, May 8, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy
Educators won’t learn how to fight against racism in a single professional development session, writes Bettina L. Love.
Bettina L. Love, February 6, 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 Denitra Henry, right, assists 2nd grade student Jayden Bowie, with his computer during her math class at Turner Elementary School in Washington, in 2017.
Teacher Denitra Henry, right, assists 2nd grade student Jayden Bowie, with his computer during her math class at Turner Elementary School in Washington, in 2017.
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Teaching Profession Teaching in 2020 vs. 2010: A Look Back at the Decade
As the 2010s draw to a close, teachers are left reeling from massive shifts in policy and practice that have affected their everyday work.
Madeline Will, December 10, 2019
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Supporters cheer at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters Sept 14. Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage in the nation's third-largest school district.
Supporters cheer at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters Sept 14. Chicago teachers have voted to authorize their union leaders to call a strike, setting the stage for a possible work stoppage in the nation's third-largest school district.
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School & District Management Strike Date Set for Chicago Teachers
Unless they come to an agreement with the district, Chicago Teachers Union members plan to stop work Oct. 17. And the fight is about more than just pay.
Madeline Will, October 3, 2019
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teaching Never Gets Any Easier. But It Gets Better
Teacher Justin Minkel used to dream of the magical day when teaching would feel so much easier. He's realized that that day won't arrive, but something powerful takes its place: The insight, skill and big heart to be a better teacher.
Justin Minkel , September 11, 2019
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School & District Management Opinion What Makes Teachers Thrive?
Susan Moore Johnson: What a failed $575 million investment in effective teaching got wrong—and what truly successful schools get right.
Susan Moore Johnson, September 10, 2019
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Teachers, parents, and students picket in downtown Los Angeles in January. Since the beginning of 2018, teachers in several states and big-city districts have gone on strike to fight for higher pay and more education funding.
Teachers, parents, and students picket in downtown Los Angeles in January. Since the beginning of 2018, teachers in several states and big-city districts have gone on strike to fight for higher pay and more education funding.
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Teaching Profession 'I Am a Fool to Do This Job': Half of Teachers Say They've Considered Quitting
The annual PDK poll shows that the majority of teachers would support a strike for higher pay, and that the public is behind them.
Catherine Gewertz, August 5, 2019
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