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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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Many substitutes are weighing the costs of going back to schools, where they’ll be exposed to lots of people, under inconsistent safety protocols, and for little pay and potentially no health benefits.
August 10, 2020 – Education Week
Beware these danger zones when trying to determine what students know and need to learn this fall, experts say.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Experts say there are some priorities for instruction this year that cut across virtual and brick-and-mortar environments.
August 6, 2020 – Education Week
Training teachers, principals, and district administrators on how to improve remote instruction will take a big commitment to mastering the learning management system and honing video teaching skills.
July 23, 2020 – Education Week
Since the pandemic began, teachers have been shouldering the immense weight of students’ increased social and emotional needs. School and district leaders should look after their well-being, too.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
It’s tiring to be asked to lead conversations about race and racism, teachers of color say. But at the same time, many feel a sense of responsibility to take charge of this work.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
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 15, 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

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