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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

09/18 12:01 am | 15 States Have Set Aside Nothing to Pay for Retired Teachers' Health Care, Study Says | A new analysis found that states owe billions of dollars toward unfunded health care costs for retired teachers.

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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A team of district administrators and teachers lay out seven steps for a mutually beneficial contract negotiation.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
Most preservice teachers are young, white women. Before taking over classrooms, they need to learn the histories of communities different than their own, writes professor Jennifer Rich.
September 12, 2018 – Teacher
As teacher David Rockower returns to the classroom this fall, so will his son and daughter. In a letter to his children's teachers, he shares his hopes for the year ahead.
September 12, 2018 – Teacher
A popular Netflix documentary series highlights an alarming academic trend among student athletes. An educator from the show speaks out.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The momentum behind the widespread teacher activism last spring has continued into the new school year.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid.
September 11, 2018 – Education Week
Laptops give students the ability to get feedback and revise in real time, says this English teacher.
September 5, 2018 – Teacher
Student-centered learning may be in vogue, but it doesn’t support academic growth, writes this veteran educator. Schools should stick with teacher-led instruction.
September 5, 2018 – Teacher
In the aftermath of this spring's teacher protests, more educators are running for state office—and the National Education Association is seizing on the political moment.
September 5, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District voted Friday to authorize a strike if labor negotiations continue to stall.
September 1, 2018 – AP

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