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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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10/20 04:33 pm | Most Educators Require Kids to Turn Cameras On in Virtual Class, Despite Equity Concerns | Nearly a fifth of teachers, principals, and district leaders say that cameras must be kept on during remote learning, no exceptions.

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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?

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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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It involves pivoting between two laptops, students online and in person, and a lot of safety precautions, writes teacher Mary M. McConnaha.
October 28, 2020 – Education Week
Support for in-person teaching is rising, but hybrid approaches to instruction remain the most popular, an EdWeek Research Center survey finds.
October 15, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers are navigating new technologies, adjusting to different ways of teaching, and trying to reach students who lack internet access and stability at home.
October 15, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers share ways that administrators are supporting them and what more they could do to help manage the pressures of teaching in the pandemic.
October 8, 2020 – Education Week
Concerns about screen time are not new—but they are heightened when kids across the country are spending much of their school day online.
October 21, 2020 – Education Week
Here’s a recap of key findings for how to improve virtual learning, prioritize what to teach, make up for lost learning, and tend to students’ well-being.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
There’s little evidence on how the best practices for teaching reading should be translated to remote or hybrid learning environments.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Educators need new tools to keep reading instruction consistent and new philosophies for engaging students in remote learning environments.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
First grade teacher Claudia Margaroli talks about the difficulties of teaching reading remotely and how she is trying to adjust.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
A new nationally representative survey of teachers, principals, and district leaders offers key takeaways.
September 25, 2020 – Education Week

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