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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

What It Takes to Make Co-Teaching Work

When a special education teacher and a regular classroom teacher are teamed in the classroom, they can multiply each other's strengths. But it can take time for planning, flexibility, and trust. (December 4, 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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Teacher Beat Blog

12/13 12:01 am | Do Teachers Have Sway in School Decisions? Depends Who You Ask | Almost all school leaders think that teachers are involved in making important school decisions, but just over half of teachers would agree.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/17 09:03 am | Even Digital Natives Need to Learn 'Common-Sense' Tech Skills | Today's elementary school students have grown up with devices, but they still need guidance and structure around tech use, writes Natalie Makulski.

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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The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a law that made changes to the state's struggling public pension system eight months after it prompted thousands of teachers to protest, closing schools across the state.
December 13, 2018 – AP
After the election, the teachers who organized the walkouts have a challenge: How will they continue to motivate and sustain the energy of teachers now that there's no big event to organize around? What will be their next step?
December 12, 2018 – Education Week
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined parts of his upcoming state budget proposal Tuesday that—if passed—would include a historic pay boost for state teachers.
December 11, 2018 – AP
Being a skilled teacher of children doesn’t automatically make you a skilled mentor of new teachers, writes Justin Minkel. So how do you teach someone to teach?
December 11, 2018 – Teacher
Educating children with disabilities is among the most challenging pieces of the public school system’s mission—and regulations, funding, and legalities are just the start.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
The employment figures that states submit to the federal government are sometimes wildly wrong, complicating the task of responding to the nationwide shortage of special educators.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
When a special education teacher and a regular classroom teacher are teamed in the classroom, they can multiply each other’s strengths.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
There’s a push to equip all teachers—not just special educators—with the tools they’ll need to work with students who have disabilities.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
When schools use digital, pre-packaged lessons, they discourage meaningful learning and rob teachers of their professional agency, writes Cynthia Roy.
November 30, 2018 – Teacher
After the midterm elections, Oklahoma teacher Amanda Becker reflects on the future of teacher activism in the state.
November 28, 2018 – Teacher

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