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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

How Virtual Reality Is Helping Train New Teachers

The technology offers a middle ground between college classwork and a real K-12 classroom, experts say. (September 5, 2017)

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Megan Allen is an award-winning, National Board-certified teacher. But when she crossed state lines, her teaching license didn't follow.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Advocates and state officials should think about how the neglected policies could be used as a lever to improve teacher quality, experts say.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
A diffuse—and mostly unregulated—set of providers has sprung up to meet teachers’ varying needs for renewal credits.
December 6, 2017 – Teacher
Jill Vialet developed an innovative nonprofit aimed at transforming the way schoolchildren across the country experience recess. Now she’s begun a new organization to help schools be more strategic about hiring, training, and deploying substitute teachers.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
The emergence of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation reflects an ongoing debate over how to tell if an education school is producing effective teachers.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
It's hard to transfer a teaching license from state to state, but 11 states have made it a little easier.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
The technology offers a middle ground between college classwork and a real K-12 classroom, experts say.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Across the country, school districts are trying new tactics to avoid starting this school year with an empty teacher's desk, including hiring parents and calling veteran teachers out of retirement.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
AdvancED is expanding its school improvement contracting as states prepare for the Every Student Succeeds Act rollout, even as some caution about the potential for it to become both judge and service provider.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week

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