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- Teaching Profession Efforts to Toughen Teacher Evaluations Show No Positive Impact on StudentsAfter a decade of expensive evaluation reforms, new research shows no positive effect on student test scores or educational attainment.Teaching Profession Teachers Who Refuse to Comply With Vaccine Mandates Won't Face Consequences in Many PlacesSome districts and states aren't even keeping track of how many teachers are vaccinated.Teaching Profession Opinion This Year Almost Drove Me Out of Teaching. The Right Leader Made Me StayAfter seven years teaching and one class away from becoming an education specialist, I have seen the highs and lows of education leadership.Teaching Profession Opinion Teachers Need Therapy. Their Schools Should Pay for ItYou can’t have student mental well-being without investing in the adults around them, argues clinical psychologist Megan McCormick.Teaching Profession Video Teacher and Administrator: A South Asian American Educator Navigates Both WorldsAt an independent school in Washington, D.C., a South Asian American educator navigates life as both a teacher and an administrator.Teaching Profession When Teachers Strike, Education Becomes More Prevalent in Political Campaigns, Study FindsTeacher strikes have a profound and often unrecognized role in national politics, a new working paper suggests.Teaching Profession Joe and Jill Biden Honor Teachers at Long-Delayed White House CeremonyThe president, with the first lady in attendance, called teachers the "single most consequential people in the world beyond our parents."Teaching Profession Opinion Wellness Can't Be Just Another Task for Teachers to DoIf we want teachers to remain in the profession, state departments of education, school districts, and parent groups must step up.Teaching Profession Thousands of Teachers Who Were Denied Loan Forgiveness Will Get a Second ChanceA settlement between the American Federation of Teachers and the U.S. Department of Education establishes a review process for borrowers.Teaching Profession Teachers May See Student Loans Forgiven Under New Ed. Dept. ChangesThe Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, long criticized for its complicated and poorly communicated processes, is getting an overhaul.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.How familiar are you with teacher retirement?Teaching Profession Opinion I’m Back in the Classroom With a Ph.D. and Some Advice for PolicymakersBad policies don't make teaching any easier, especially in a pandemic, writes educator Amanda Slaten Frasier.