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.
Teaching Profession 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.
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.
School & District Management 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.
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.
Accountability Opinion Three Lessons From a Teacher-Powered Schools Conference
At more than 100 schools, teachers have gained substantial autonomy over the learning program, working conditions, personnel, and other domains. Here's what I learned by spending a weekend with them.
Teaching Profession Opinion Are Microcredentials the Next iPhone?
Teachers have been earning credits and credentials for generations, so the claim that new microcredentials will change professional development is likely to be met with some skepticism. But as Kristoffer Kohl writes they may be the next big thing.
Teaching Profession Video Oklahoma Teacher of the Year: Why He Would Leave Job He Loves
Shawn Sheehan admits it: he is a math nerd. He loves math, and loves teaching it to 9th graders at Norman High School outside Oklahoma City. Sheehan is Oklahoma’s Teacher of the Year, and has spent the last year visiting schools all over the state. This top teacher says he saw schools struggling to make do; reduced budgets have led to overcrowded classrooms, teacher layoffs and in some districts, four day school weeks. So Sheehan has joined dozens of other educators running for the Oklahoma legislature, hoping to boost education funding in the state. He explains why he is willing to leave the job he loves.