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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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03/30 03:49 pm | Reading to Students Online Provides a Sense of Normalcy, Teachers Say | Here are tips for educators who are starting virtual read-aloud sessions for their students during school building closures.

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 a difference, writes online professor Natalie B. Milman. Here's what you should know about emergency remote teaching and learning.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
Districts that can screen, interview, and select candidates virtually will have less disruption to their hiring, despite how coronavirus is upending every aspect of school operations.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
The momentum to raise teacher salaries in several states has ground to a halt amid fears of coronavirus’ massive economic blow.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week
Already in crisis mode, K-12 schools must now figure out how to educate tens of millions of children stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
As the coronavirus forces schools across the country to transition to remote learning, teachers are advised to stick to familiar educational resources, not unusual or unexpected ones.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, as well as teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
While districts work through the challenges of getting remote instruction to all amid the coronavirus shutdown, teachers in many places plan, reach out to students, and wait.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week
Student-teachers are grappling with uncertainty over housing, graduation requirements, and their ability to meet requirements for the edTPA licensing test.
March 25, 2020 – Education Week
Both the AFT and the NEA vowed to engage their members more deeply this year in deciding who to back for the White House. How well have they done?
March 25, 2020 – Education Week

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