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Are Selectivity and Diversity Competing Goals for Teaching?

Educators and experts debated strategies to attract the best and brightest into teaching while also creating a more demographically diverse teaching corps at a conference in Washington last month. (October 4, 2017)

Spotlights Collection

In this Spotlight, see how digital simulations are helping teachers practice classroom-management techniques, gain insights from leading educators on creating a successful classroom, and learn how to build a collaborative classroom culture.

Spotlight on Growth Mindset

In this Spotlight, read how schools are embracing social-emotional learning, nurturing growth mindsets, and creating classroom opportunities for meaningful struggle.

Teacher Beat Blog

02/15 05:56 pm | Teacher-Evaluation Efforts Haven't Shown Results, Say Bill and Melinda Gates | The Gates Foundation is redirecting its financial backing away from teacher evaluation overhaul efforts to more "locally-driven solutions."

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

Teacher Recruitment Challenges: A Special Report
This special report explores the factors behind the recent teacher shortages in many areas and highlights initiatives designed to improve district hiring processes and tap new pools of prospective educators.

Smart Strategies for Teacher Professional Development
This special report takes a look at some efforts made to improve PD, including the rise of microcredentials, math training for preschool teachers, and programs aimed at supporting instructional coaches.

Who's Ready to Be a Principal?
Education Week explores how some states, school districts, universities, and alternative programs are ramping up efforts to groom principals trained in the mosaic of skills necessary to be successful at running schools.

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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

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

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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.

Special Collection

New Realities: TFA at 25
In this special package, we look at recent changes Teach for America has embarked on as it enters a new era and the questions they raise about its model, impact, and future course.

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With the Janus Supreme Court case looming, teachers' unions are knocking on doors to try to boost membership and mitigate financial loss.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Most of the proposed solutions for teacher shortages come from policy makers. But there are things teachers themselves can do to change the culture of their schools and encourage each other to stay, writes teacher Tricia Ebner.
February 14, 2018 – Teacher
With many school positions left unfilled, districts are in competition for teachers, argues Maripat Wilkinson. Why not leverage that power to demand a better workplace?
February 14, 2018 – Teacher
Teachers and other public-worker unions have long fought "right-to-work" advocates over collecting fees from nonmembers, spawning a string of legal precedents.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
When English learners have the opportunity to work in groups and speak their native languages, they feel more comfortable in class, writes Justin Minkel.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
Future generations deserve equal access to internet platforms that amplify all voices, not just those who can afford to pay the most, writes Gina Caneva.
February 7, 2018 – Teacher
In the 2015-16 school year, more than 200,000 teachers were physically attacked by a student. But assaults on teachers can have lasting effects.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Puerto Rico's governor announced that he will push to create charter schools and vouchers and give all public school teachers their first raise in a decade.
February 5, 2018 – AP
When teachers create flexible learning environments, they support all different types of learners, Kyle Redford writes.
January 24, 2018 – Teacher
See an interactive map of districts that are considered to be both remote and rural by the U.S. Census Bureau.
January 24, 2018 – Education Week

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