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Joe Heflin, left, a science teacher at Calumet High School in Calumet, Mich., and Chris Woods, right, a math teacher at the school, talk during Heflin's science class as Woods observes Heflin’s teaching methodologies.
—Keith King for Education Week

Is Teacher Recertification Broken?

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)

Spotlight on Professional Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are helping teachers learn new technologies, how educators are crafting personalized plans for improving instruction, and how to balance autonomy and collaboration to spur meaningful professional development.

Spotlight on Reading Comprehension (2018)

In this Spotlight, learn how schools are teaching digital reading, predicting the deep reading comprehension skills students need throughout their schooling, and providing tools for collaborating with other educators to support productive reading across subjects.

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Teacher Beat Blog

11/13 04:13 pm | Virginia Teachers Plan to March at the Capital. Will They Shut Down Schools? | Virginia teachers are planning to protest stagnant salaries and underresourced schools in Richmond on Jan. 28.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/17 09:03 am | Even Digital Natives Need to Learn 'Common-Sense' Tech Skills | Today's elementary school students have grown up with devices, but they still need guidance and structure around tech use, writes Natalie Makulski.

Special Reports

Beyond Red Tape: Making Teacher Recertification Meaningful
This special report takes a look at recertification, posing questions about how it could be strengthened to support teachers better.

Getting and Keeping Good Teachers
For many school districts, teacher shortages are a recurring challenge. What are those districts doing differently to attract—and keep—the teachers they need?

EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

Quiz Yourself: Professional Development
How does ESSA define professional development, what conditions encourage effective teacher training, and how are districts supporting professional development for early-childhood educators?

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These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

Infographic

From Teacher to Principal: A Look at the Typical Pathway
The career path to the principalship has been a fairly rigid one. Only in the past decade or so has the field seen some important changes in who makes it to a school’s top job—and how.

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Letter to the Editor
Don't Blame Admissions Standards
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers should be participants in the process of their own improvement, rather than the subjects of a rating, writes Trisha Arnold.
November 12, 2018 – Teacher
Those who hoped for a “teacher wave” are likely to be disappointed by the election results, but many educators say the losses only strengthen their resolve to fight for better pay and school funding.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
In 2009, after Todd Alan Price ran and lost against Tony Evers to become Wisconsin’s state superintendent of public instruction, he learned a few lessons.
November 8, 2018 – Education Week
It was a big year for teachers in politics. Jonathan E. Collins offers four strategies for teachers-turned-legislators to keep up the momentum.
November 7, 2018 – Education Week
The 2016 National Teacher of the Year will represent Connecticut’s 5th district, becoming the first African-American woman from the state to serve in Congress.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
About a dozen teachers running for state legislative seats gathered with their supporters in Tulsa for a watch party on election night. The results were better for some than others.
November 6, 2018 – Education Week

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