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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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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
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
A handful of school districts are hoping to boost their efforts to retain and recruit teachers by providing child-care for their educators.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Angel Magana faces many hurdles in his quest to become a teacher. Luckily, he has a small army of supporters to help him and other young Latinos.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher-prep programs and education schools should take a page from minority-serving institutions. BranchEd founder Cassandra Herring explains why.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
Inspired by Susan Cain's 2012 book, Quiet: the Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking, teachers in New York City and elsewhere are developing learning environments that give a voice to silent students.
December 27, 2017 – Education Week

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