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In this Aug. 28, 2021 photo, demonstrators held a rally in Kansas City, Mo. against laws forbidding teaching critical race theory in classrooms.
Demonstrators held a rally in Kansas City, Mo., on Saturday against laws forbidding teaching critical race theory in classrooms.
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Social Studies Teachers Rally Against Laws Aimed at Limiting Classroom Discussion of Racism
Some teachers are speaking out against new legislation. But others are holding back, for fear of repercussions.
Sarah Schwartz, August 30, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion After Propping Up Schools in the Pandemic, Teachers Now Feel Ignored
More than ever, schools are missing out if they don't heed teachers' voices, writes researcher Lora Bartlett.
Lora Bartlett, August 9, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Will the Pandemic Drive Teachers Out of the Profession? What One Study Says
The way decisions were made this past year underscored teachers' lowly place in the school hierarchy, writes researcher Lora Bartlett.
Lora Bartlett, August 2, 2021
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School & District Management Opinion Q&A Collections: Education Policy Issues
Posts on the key education policy issues from the past 10 years.
Larry Ferlazzo, July 31, 2021
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teachers Share What They Want Central Offices & Public Officials to Hear
Those making policy decisions often don't ask educators what they need. Teachers suggest ways they can be helpful to people in the trenches.
Larry Ferlazzo, November 29, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion After 1,155 Hours Together, a Teacher's End-of-Year Letter to Her Students
As the school year comes to a close, Krystal Centinello tells her tattletales, class clowns, and daydreamers what they’ve taught her.
Krystal Centinello, June 13, 2018
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Teaching Profession Video A Political Snapshot of America’s K-12 Educators
A nationally representative Education Week survey shows rifts among teachers, principals, and superintendents on hot-button social issues affecting K-12 education. See what they think about immigration’s effect on the nation’s schools, their views on charter schools, vouchers, and LGBT rights—and who they voted for in the 2106 presidential election.
December 13, 2017
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Ohio social studies teacher Andrew Zimmerman is judicious about sharing his own viewpoints with students.
Ohio social studies teacher Andrew Zimmerman is judicious about sharing his own viewpoints with students.
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School & District Management From Our Research Center Survey: Educators' Political Leanings, Who They Voted For, Where They Stand on Key Issues
Despite strong opinions and partisan viewpoints, an Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers, principals, and administrators working to keep those divisions out of the classroom.
Alyson Klein, December 12, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity?
Schools and teachers are the objects of commerce and policy, not co-creators or idea-generators or genuine partners. We get "gifts" from business, if we are producing what they need.
Nancy Flanagan, September 8, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion Carnegie Summit Illustrates Path Toward Equity
"Getting better at getting better," is a catch phrase backed by solid science. Its methods build a better way toward closing achievement gaps.
Charles Taylor Kerchner, April 6, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion STEM Blossoms in California Salad Bowl
Along with winter vegetables, STEM is blooming in Imperial County. Dennis and Daniel Gibbs are growing young scientists by transplanting the scientific method to the second grade.
Charles Taylor Kerchner, March 27, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion Union Program Boosts Classroom Innovation
The Institute for Teaching, a California Teachers Association offshoot, has put nearly $1-million behind innovative teacher-initiative projects from STEM to STEAM: labs, gardens, dance, culture, and canoes. Here's a look.
Charles Taylor Kerchner, March 23, 2017
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Teaching Profession Opinion Solar Panels Electrify Student Success
In Temecula, California, Blaine Boyer uses solar panels, painted guitars, and dragon lizards, to teach STEM, motivate students, and plant the seeds of adulthood in reluctant continuation school students.
Charles Taylor Kerchner, March 2, 2017
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Federal Opinion David Cohen on Shifting the Perception of Public Education
National Board certified teacher Kristoffer Kohl talks with another teacher and author, David Cohen, about his new book and the implications of Betsy DeVos as U.S. education secretary.
Contributing Blogger, February 27, 2017
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