Teachers

Betsy Peterson, a former K-5 technology teacher who was forced to retire early due to symptoms of long Covid, pictured in her home in Maynard, Mass., on November 21, 2022.
Betsy Peterson, a former K-5 technology teacher in Massachusetts, has been struggling with bureaucratic hurdles and debilitating symptom since contracting COVID at the start of the year.
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Teaching Profession In Their Own Words 'I Just Want to Get Better': A Teacher With Long COVID Retires Earlier Than She'd Hoped
A former Massachusetts teacher shares how long COVID damaged her cognitive abilities and accelerated her retirement.
Mark Lieberman, November 22, 2022
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Joe Harmon, a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania, makes satirical TikTok videos poking fun at what happens in his classroom.
Joe Harmon, a social studies teacher in Pennsylvania, makes satirical TikTok videos poking fun at what happens in his classroom.
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Teaching Profession Q&A How This Teacher Builds Relationships, Has Fun, and Makes Money on TikTok
Joe Harmon is one of the growing number of teachers who is making funny videos about classroom life—and monetizing them.
Madeline Will, November 17, 2022
7 min read
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Teaching Profession What the Research Says Later School Start Times Could Help Teachers, Too
Most discussion of school start times centers on benefits to late-sleeping adolescents, but a new study looks at the effects on teachers.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 17, 2022
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An opened laptop displaying a teacher reddit website, overlayed by the following 5 headlines: My student threatened to shoot up the school, so I resigned. Everyone is mad at me. I can't afford to be a teacher anymore. Are students getting more openly 'mean' to teachers? 47 kindergartners in my classroom this year. That's it. That's the post. Quiet quitting is happening at my school.
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Teaching Profession 'Does Anyone Else Cry After Work?': Teacher Reddit Is the Unfiltered Voice of Educators
Amid rising pressures, teachers take to the platform to find solace, build solidarity, and most of all—vent.
Madeline Will, November 16, 2022
6 min read
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Teaching Profession The Status of the Teaching Profession Is at a 50-Year Low. What Can We Do About It?
New research suggests problems are systemic and have been building for decades.
Caitlynn Peetz, November 15, 2022
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Illustration of a man carrying a jumbled, tangled group of lines shaped like a sphere on his back. Surrounded by virus pathogens
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Teaching Profession What the Research Says Pandemic Anxiety Was Higher for Teachers Than for Health-Care Workers
Since the pandemic, teachers are significantly more likely to have anxiety symptoms than those in other professions.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 15, 2022
4 min read
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Teaching Most Teachers Are Not 'Extremely Confident' They Can Help Students Recover Academically
Teachers appear more confident about their virtual teaching skills than their ability to help students catch up academically, survey shows.
Alyson Klein, November 3, 2022
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Cheerful young ethnic, elementary school teacher gives a high five to a student before class.
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Teaching Profession In Their Own Words From Hospice Work to 1st Grade: One Teacher's Career-Changing Journey
A 1st grade teacher in Tennessee shares her journey into the classroom through an apprenticeship model, and the joys and challenges so far.
Madeline Will, November 3, 2022
6 min read
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Teaching Profession High Teacher Expectations Boost Long-Term Student Outcomes
Students whose teachers believe they can succeed in higher education are more likely to earn a college degree, a new study concludes.
Madeline Will, November 2, 2022
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Emily Francis
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Teaching Profession Q&A Immigrant Teacher's Memoir Sheds Light on What English Learners Need
Emily Francis came to the United States at 15. Now an English-as-a-second-language teacher, she shares advice in her new book.
Ileana Najarro, October 25, 2022
5 min read
Diverse elementary students sitting in a circle and talking to a Black male teacher.
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Teaching Profession Q&A Award-Winning Teachers Are Pushing Back Against Attacks on 'Honest Education'
They plan to host conversations, educate school boards, and write op-eds about why affirming, culturally responsive classrooms matter.
Madeline Will, October 24, 2022
8 min read
Lesliean Luna teaches her third grade class at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.
Lesliean Luna teaches her 3rd grade class at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in Fairfax, Va., earlier this month.
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Recruitment & Retention Q&A Answering a District's Call for Bilingual Teachers, a Mother and Daughter Leave Puerto Rico for Virginia
Lesliean Luna and Gabriela Muriente answer a school district's call for their language skills and teaching expertise.
Elizabeth Heubeck, October 21, 2022
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Gabriela Muriente teaches her third grade class at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022.
Gabriela Muriente, who moved from Puerto Rico to teach in the mainland United States, leads her 3rd grade Spanish immersion class at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School in Falls Church, Va., earlier this month.
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Recruitment & Retention School Districts Look Overseas to Fill Teacher Shortages
District leaders say tapping into a teacher pipeline beyond the mainland U.S. is vital.
Elizabeth Heubeck, October 21, 2022
7 min read
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Teaching Profession From Our Research Center How Issues Like Race, Sex, Politics Resonate With Educators, in Charts
EdWeek Research Center data show how debates over cultural issues in the classroom have impacted educators.
Libby Stanford, October 19, 2022
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