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- Teaching Profession Webinar Examining the Evidence: Supports to Promote Teacher Well-BeingRates of work dissatisfaction are on the rise among teachers. Grappling with an increased workload due to the pandemic and additional stressors have exacerbated feelings of burnout and demoralization. Given these challenges, what can theTeaching Profession Meet the 4 Finalists for the 2022 National Teacher of the YearThe four finalists hail from Colorado, Hawaii, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and were recognized for their dedication to student learning.Teaching Profession Explainer: Why Are Chicago Schools, Teachers' Union Fighting?The issue that caused the most chaos in the roughly 350,000-student district was when and how to revert to remote learning.Teaching Profession Some Teachers Are Running Out of Sick Days, and Administrators Are Hesitant to HelpWith a shortage of substitutes and pressure to stay open, administrators are reluctant to extend paid time off for teachers with COVID.Teaching Profession For Anxious Teachers, Omicron 'Feels Like Walking Into a Trap'As COVID cases rise sharply, educators brace for another semester of staffing shortages, student absences, and potentially getting sick.Teaching Profession 'Bold, Audacious Goal': Coalition Pushes to Add More Than 1 Million Educators of ColorA coalition of education groups sees the goal as crucial in keeping pace with the growth in the enrollment of students of color.Teaching Profession Black and Latino Students Are Still More Likely to Have Inexperienced Teachers, Study SaysThese disparities persist despite several years of targeted federal efforts to change that trend.Teaching Profession Video Explainer: Why Is America’s Teaching Force So White?A lack of diversity in the teaching profession is a problem with academic ramifications for all students. A look at the history behind the issue.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.