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Melissa Provenzano, an educator in Oklahoma, celebrates her House District 79 win during the Democratic watch party held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 in Tulsa, Okla.
—Brandi Simons for Education Week

Dozens of Teachers Were Elected to State Office. Many More Fell Short

Those who hoped for a “teacher wave” are likely to be disappointed by the election results, but many educators say the losses only strengthen their resolve to fight for better pay and school funding. (November 8, 2018)

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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03/19 12:57 pm | Advocacy Group Seeking to End Teacher Tenure Has Lost Its Last Staff Member | The Partnership for Educational Justice, which was founded by school reform activist Campbell Brown, has lost its executive director as it focuses resources toward an ...

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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It's time to end breastfeeding discrimination in education, write Center for WorkLife Law's Jessica Lee and Liz Morris.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
It isn't enough to "love all students," writes the University of Georgia's Bettina L. Love.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week
Teacher Kyle Redford has long advocated that dyslexic children need specialized instruction in how to decode words. But a recent look at reading research called her to question her stance—and now she says all students should learn this way.
March 19, 2019 – Teacher
Special education students need more support, but so do their teachers, writes high school teacher Josh Brown.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
New studies are painting a clearer picture of why teacher-student relationships matter and how teachers should cultivate them.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
School districts and researchers are working together to try to predict teacher effectiveness by looking at resumes and job applications.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week
We need to begin by overhauling how we think about all teachers’ worth, writes Ariel Sacks.
March 12, 2019 – Teacher
These five policy facets of the teacher profession should take center stage for state legislatures, write Mary Scott Hunter, Mike Bileca, and John Eichelberger.
March 12, 2019 – Education Week
Five California educators on Monday filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the state's top teachers union from collecting dues through mandatory paycheck deductions, the latest in a series of similar legal challenges filed across the country.
March 11, 2019 – AP
Traditional and innovative schools suffer from opposing problems, writes David Nurenberg. Here's how they can meet in the middle.
March 20, 2019 – Education Week

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