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- Teaching Profession New York City Will End Controversial Absent Teacher PoolEducation department officials there announced that they will place hundreds of sidelined teachers in permanent teaching positions starting next year.Teaching Profession Opinion Compassion Fatigue Is Overwhelming Educators During the PandemicEducators need acknowledgment and healing while dealing with their own and others' grief. Here’s what administrators can do to help.Teaching Profession Opinion I Started Teaching During the Pandemic. Here's What I LearnedWhat’s it like launching a teaching career over Zoom? Kindergarten teacher Alicia Simba reflects on an unusual first year in the profession.Teaching Profession Video 2021 National Teacher of the Year: Special Education Is the 'Heartbeat' of SchoolsJuliana Urtubey, an elementary special education teacher in Las Vegas, is the third special educator to receive the national honor in the program's nearly seven-decade history.Teaching Profession Juliana Urtubey, an Elementary Special Educator, Is the 2021 National Teacher of the YearKnown as Ms. Earth for her work with school gardens, Urtubey is a National Board-certified teacher in Las Vegas.Teaching Profession Video Voices From the Field | Black Male Educators on Pipelines and RetentionBlack men account for only 2 percent of teachers, and their turnover rates are especially high. A look at the problems and potential solutions behind that statistic.Teaching Profession 4 Ways Districts Are Giving Teachers More Flexibility in Their JobsAfter a year-plus of pandemic schooling, some experts are seeing momentum for district leaders to reimagine what teaching can look like.Teaching Profession Why Teachers Leave—or Don't: A Look at the NumbersNew EdWeek survey results reveal why teachers consider leaving the profession, and how the pandemic has changed their decisionmaking.Teaching Profession We Asked Teachers How They Want to Be Appreciated. Here's What They SaidAll they need is respect, independence, a break, and a heartfelt word of thanks after a difficult year.Teaching Profession New Teaching Jobs May Emerge With Continued Demand for Virtual LearningAs school districts plan for online learning to continue beyond the pandemic, they'll need teachers to staff those virtual classrooms.Teaching Profession Opinion It's Teacher Appreciation Week. Flowers? Mugs? We're Looking for Something MoreThis year, teachers were hailed as heroes then denounced as obstructionists, say seven State Teachers of the Year. Here’s what they need.Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State ComparesThe National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.Teaching Profession Opinion What Can We Do to Help the Well-Being of Teachers?A Seat at the Table focused on the social-emotional well-being of teachers during the pandemic. Here's what we learned from the guests.