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Melissa Provenzano, an educator in Oklahoma, celebrates her House District 79 win during the Democratic watch party held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 in Tulsa, Okla.
—Brandi Simons for Education Week

Dozens of Teachers Were Elected to State Office. Many More Fell Short

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 8, 2018)

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

02/22 10:32 am | Are Teach For America Members Allowed to Go on Strike? | Teach For America has said corps members who go on strike would lose thousands of dollars in award money.

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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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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Teacher Performance Evaluation
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When their advocates are on the picket line, historically marginalized students are hit particularly hard, warns one special education paraprofessional.
February 22, 2019 – Education Week
Most commercial literacy programs won't actually teach students how to read and write well, argues Mike Schmoker. Educators need to demand higher quality curricula.
February 20, 2019 – Education Week
When the president's son called out teachers for trying to "sell" students on "socialism," educator Gina Caneva decided it was a bridge too far.
February 15, 2019 – Teacher
Young teachers are caught up in a possible strike in Oakland, California, that's giving new life to the long-simmering tension between traditional public schools and the education reform program Teach for America.
February 13, 2019 – AP
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service.
February 13, 2019 – AP
From kindergarten to high school, teachers are using student-made podcasts to nurture students' reading, writing, and interviewing skills.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week
It’s not just the new addition to your classroom who will need you to listen carefully and summon more compassion than usual, writes Justin Minkel. Your other students will need a little more from you, too.
February 12, 2019 – Teacher
Student-filmed video showed the halls of Denver's East High School mobbed with teens blasting music and dancing Monday morning—presumably not what district leaders meant when they said school wouldn't be "normal" during the city's first teachers strike in 25 years.
February 11, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Union leaders say West Virginia teachers and other public employees have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a statewide work action if needed against complex education legislation making its way through the Legislature.
February 9, 2019 – AP
In Denver, teachers will go on strike Monday to protest a performance-pay system that’s been in place for 15 years. The dispute is illustrative of a larger national shift away from differentiated pay.
February 13, 2019 – Education Week

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