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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

10/11 03:55 pm | These Six Teacher-Evaluation Systems Have Gotten Results, Analysis Says | Teacher-evaluation reforms in places like New Mexico, Tennessee, Denver, and the District of Columbia have paid off, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.

Teaching Ahead Blog

01/03 09:49 am | How Can We Fix Teacher Recertification? Consider the National Board | A reflective, performance-based, independent assessment of a teacher's practice could make the recertification process meaningful again, Catherine Anderson writes.

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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In the wake of the 'Janus' Supreme Court case, teachers' unions are facing more than a dozen legal challenges backed by right-leaning groups that could further dampen their membership numbers and finances.
October 15, 2018 – Education Week
Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 12, 2018 – Education Week
The arts present an opportunity to reach students who feel disconnected from learning, writes dance teacher Jennifer Jackson, and more schools should make them a priority.
October 10, 2018 – Teacher
A Miami high school teacher has used the same English literature textbook for a decade. As the district moved to a digital curriculum, she held on to her hardcover books—until her principal ordered all copies removed.
October 5, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Teachers say new tech tools give young students more creative freedom in music classes, and offer older students who haven’t participated in band or choir an entry point into the subject.
October 10, 2018 – Teacher
Under a $6.5 million, Google-funded initiative, technology coaches and teachers work together to make classes more creative and collaborative.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
Snapchat, Twitter, and livestreaming are a regular part of life for high school journalism programs these days, which means teachers have to keep up with both the new technology and ethical considerations.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
In an interview, Justin Bathon, an expert in how technology and education intersect, described the critical missteps schools and leaders make in implementing technology.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
In a civics lesson come to life, this Missouri high school government teacher is running for state legislature.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Technology can be powerful for learning and collaborating, but the most important community-building students do often doesn’t involve screens at all, writes computer science teacher Douglas Kiang.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher

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