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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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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?

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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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August 21, 2019 – Education Week
An election-year investigation into teacher rallies at Kentucky's Capitol found more than 1,000 educators violated state law by participating in protests that shut down some schools, Gov. Matt Bevin's administration said.
August 16, 2019 – AP
Teachers have been encouraged to bring more primary sources into the classroom, but doing so presents a challenge when the voices of Native Americans and other historically marginalized groups are so often missing from these documents.
August 16, 2019 – Education Week
In the wake of recent shootings linked to white supremacy and an uptick in hate crimes, we need to teach students to actively work against racism, writes Christina Torres.
August 21, 2019 – Teacher
An unexpected friendship with the author and Nobel laureate gave this professor—and her preservice teachers and their middle school students—insight into Morrison’s talents as a teacher.
August 13, 2019 – Teacher
Even if you're too busy to wade through dense 30-page articles on best practices, don't give up on research, writes educator Cassandra O'Sullivan Sachar.
August 7, 2019 – Education Week
When students begin to value their own improvement, and see their weaknesses as opportunities, the grades will come, writes teacher Stephanie Curtis.
August 6, 2019 – Teacher
The annual PDK poll shows that the majority of teachers would support a strike for higher pay, and that the public is behind them.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The problems facing educators are changing. Schools of education need to keep up, writes Johns Hopkins University's ed. school dean Christopher Morphew.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
Lawmakers set new rules in the spring for who could qualify for a “Best and Brightest” teacher bonus this year.
July 30, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune

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