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Amber Grzechowiak, a special education teacher at Enterprise Charter School in Buffalo, tries out a virtual reality session.
—Brett Carlsen for Education Week

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An instructional program in Tennessee uses a continuous-improvement process to try to help math coaches do their jobs better.
June 13, 2018 – Education Week
Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
In the midst of statewide protests over low teacher pay and school spending, new federal data show that nine in 10 teachers spend their own money—often hundreds of dollars—on classroom supplies.
May 15, 2018 – Education Week
In states with recent strikes and protests, individual teachers—some of them in their 20's and most of them with little or no organizing experience—have taken charge of the grassroots push for higher pay and more school funding.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Until we remedy our pervasive denigration of teachers, public education will continue to miss the mark, writes former pediatrician Kim Talikoff.
May 9, 2018 – Education Week
Finding the revenue and navigating state politics can be daunting even when there’s agreement that teachers are underpaid and due a raise.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
In light of recent school shootings, elementary education student Rachel Badura says she’s worried about taking a job that puts her life at risk.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
The Oklahoma teacher walkout is not just about teacher pay, explains Erin McHenry-Sober of West Virginia University.
April 3, 2018 – Education Week
Districts should return to the teacher workday in which educators collaborate with their peers, rather than the one-size-fits-all professional development they’ve moved to, says a middle school teacher.
February 28, 2018 – Teacher
What is holding American schools back? Here are some urgent concerns the education world needs to address, writes Matthew Lynch.
January 29, 2018 – Education Week

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