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After Five Years, a Bold Set of Teacher-Prep Standards Still Faces Challenges

Teacher education programs are still feeling the ripples from accreditation standards that asked them to provide evidence for their graduates' success. (August 28, 2018)

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The lesson-sharing platform recently pledged to promote anti-racist resources and provide free professional development. But teachers say the company's content moderation policy still allows for racist resources to remain on the site.
July 2, 2020 – Education Week
A paper published by researchers from Princeton and Tufts universities compares teachers’ explicit and implicit biases with those of other American adults.
June 9, 2020 – Education Week
A nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey found that just 1 percent of teachers said their school or district was paying for their high-speed, wireless internet at home.
May 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are struggling to learn how to use new tech tools—devices, apps, software, and online textbooks—in greater volume than ever before.
April 22, 2020 – Education Week
You can still keep prospective teachers in the fold remotely, writes John Pascarella. Here are 7 steps to make it work.
April 9, 2020 – Education Week
Too often, teachers are asked to use SEL practices without enough training and ongoing support, tanking the effectiveness.
April 8, 2020 – Education Week
The momentum to raise teacher salaries in several states has ground to a halt amid fears of coronavirus’ massive economic blow.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week
As the coronavirus forces schools across the country to transition to remote learning, teachers are advised to stick to familiar educational resources, not unusual or unexpected ones.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, as well as teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
Student-teachers are grappling with uncertainty over housing, graduation requirements, and their ability to meet requirements for the edTPA licensing test.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week

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