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Amber Grzechowiak, a special education teacher at Enterprise Charter School in Buffalo, tries out a virtual reality session.
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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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February 10, 2016 – Education Week
As the U.S. Department of Education prepares to craft regulations putting the Every Student Succeeds Act into effect, advocates and policymakers offer differing visions for the path forward.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Educators Rising, part of PDK International, provides resources and support to school leaders in an effort to build stronger local pipelines of future educators.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
The Las Vegas-area district, along with state officials and stakeholders, has had to experiment with a number of increasingly urgent initiatives designed to tap new pools of potential teachers.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates say that making better use of analytics and screening tools in recruitment processes can improve schools' hiring outcomes across a number of areas.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Diversity-centered recruitment initiatives often target the two largest minority groups: African-Americans and Hispanics. Advocates say more efforts are needed to boost the numbers of other underrepresented ethnicities.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Through new offerings and partnerships, education schools are looking for ways to bring more prospective candidates into the field.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
A new survey of districts and charter groups shows expansion of school-based leader roles, but not enough responsibility to go with them.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
January 27, 2016 – Education Week

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