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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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09/29 04:53 pm | 50 or More Students, One Class: The New Reality for Some K-12 Teachers | The instructional techniques teachers normally use won't work in classes with 50, 60, or 70 students, educators say.

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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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
Expect schools to play a big role in mass inoculations once a vaccine is ready, while school staff may be high on the priority list of recipients.
September 30, 2020 – Education Week
Dr. Mario Ramirez answers questions about which safety measures are essential for schools to use when they reopen, and which are not.
September 24, 2020 – Education Week
My knowledge of African American history did not come from school, writes Keziah Ridgeway. Why was that?
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers want to do better by their students of color, but many don’t know how. Madeline Will examines the gap between intention and action.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Teachers need spaces to explore how power dynamics have shaped the subjects they teach, explains Sarah Schwartz.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week
Understanding the Black experience also means seeing white privilege, writes education professor LaGarett King.
September 23, 2020 – Education Week

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