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Teachers' Unions Expected Big Membership Losses. Here's Why Those Haven't Panned Out

The labor groups have lost members since last year’s Janus Supreme Court case, but not as many as anticipated. Is that because the unions have reenergized teachers, or because teachers don’t understand their rights? (June 27, 2019)


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11/25 01:57 pm | Disinformation Is Rampant. Here's How Teachers Are Combatting It | Online spread of false information—like the recent claims of voter fraud—poses ongoing challenges for civics teachers.

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?


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?


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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The demand for substitute teacher positions is outpacing the supply, and the quality of those applying is a concern in many places.
November 24, 2020 – Education Week
Schools and staff confront a welter of employment laws and regulations when it comes to on-site work under the pandemic.
November 19, 2020 – Education Week
As the bizarre becomes ordinary, don't forget what's at stake for America's teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Justin Minkel.
November 18, 2020 – Education Week
After a summer of protests over racial injustice, school districts are embracing anti-bias programs. The problem is: Few studies show they work.
November 17, 2020 – Education Week
The pandemic has made it harder for teachers to access the moral rewards of their work, writes education professor Doris A. Santoro.
November 18, 2020 – Education Week
The mix of hybrid learning approaches is dizzying, but schools are learning valuable lessons about what is worth replicating.
November 11, 2020 – Education Week
School district leaders must make high-stakes decisions with woefully imperfect information.
November 18, 2020 – Education Week
Three trauma-informed practices can ease polarization in the classroom, write professor Anita Chari and trauma therapist Angelica Singh.
November 18, 2020 – Education Week
More than 8 of every 10 educators say teacher morale is lower than it was before the pandemic, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
November 4, 2020 – Education Week
My post-election lesson plan includes addressing both students’ social-emotional needs and the Compromise of 1877, writes teacher Chris Dier.
November 2, 2020 – Education Week

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