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School & District Management Reported Essay Teachers Are Ready for Systemic Change. Are Schools?
The pandemic underscored the need for school change. Leaders must be ready to take on that work.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
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School & District Management Video Teachers Hoped the Pandemic Would Bring Change for All Students. Did We Miss the Chance?
Many teachers hoped the pandemic would be a chance to reset education, but they now wonder if the opportunity has been squandered.
Madeline Will, September 6, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion Listen Up: Give Teachers a Voice in What Happens in Their Schools
With the help of teacher leaders, schools have a better chance of thriving. Here are 15 ways educators can speak up.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 26, 2022
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First Lady Jill Biden speaks during the American Federation of Teachers convention, Friday, July 15, 2022, in Boston.
First lady Jill Biden speaks during the American Federation of Teachers convention in Boston.
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Federal Use Your 'Teacher Voice,' Jill Biden Urges in a Push for Political Activism
Voting in the midterms is a critical step educators can take to bolster democracy, the first lady and other labor leaders told teachers.
Madeline Will, July 15, 2022
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Teaching Profession Q&A The First 5 Years in the Classroom Are Tough. This Teacher Has Ideas to Lessen the Burden
A middle school teacher talks about why educators need to share stories about their jobs—and find schools that reflect their values.
Madeline Will, June 1, 2022
7 min read
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school.
Haines City Senior High School Principal Adam Lane plays guitar for teachers during a teacher-appreciation luncheon at the high school in Polk County, Fla.
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Recruitment & Retention 4 Steps to Building Your Own School Staffing Pipeline
Here's some creative ways to get around the staff shortage that's plagued many schools.
Denisa R. Superville, May 17, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Schools Should Make Students' Wishes Come True. Here's How
We know what care for trauma looks like in health settings. What about in schools?
Catharine Biddle, Mark Tappan & Lyn Mikel Brown, April 25, 2022
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School & District Management Opinion What Teachers Have Learned Since the Pandemic Closed Schools
Instruction, technology, leadership, resilience, and more have all faced a reality check for educators in the last two years.
Larry Ferlazzo, February 27, 2022
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Teaching Profession Opinion This Year Almost Drove Me Out of Teaching. The Right Leader Made Me Stay
After seven years teaching and one class away from becoming an education specialist, I have seen the highs and lows of education leadership.
Samantha Richardson, November 12, 2021
4 min read
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
13 min read
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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
11 min read