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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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Teacher Beat Blog

05/29 02:41 pm | How Can We Get More Highly Effective Teachers to Serve as Mentors? | Researchers say mentor teachers should be paid 15 times more. (And on a programming note, this will be the last post on the Teacher Beat blog.)

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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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

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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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Teacher Performance Evaluation
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A California teacher battling breast cancer made headlines recently when she was told state law required her to pay for the cost of a sub during her treatment. Where else are these kinds of sick leave policies in place? And why aren’t the unions doing more to fight them?
May 17, 2019 – Education Week
There’s broad agreement among teachers that professional development very often misses the mark. But by listening to teachers and taking a hard, periodic look, schools can work toward a system that’s both manageable and meaningful.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers say that training sessions too often don’t respect their experience, expertise, or time.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers and professional development providers weigh in on three frustrating PD practices and how to change them.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
When a lesson falls flat, it can be tough to recover and move on. Teachers say they’d like training in how to do so.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The biggest impediment to professional change might just be what you already know.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Implicit-bias training goes further than asking teachers to understand their students’ backgrounds. It asks teachers to look at themselves.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Many English-learners and students with disabilities spend lots of time in the general education classroom, and yet teachers there often lack training in how to meet their needs
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
Growing requirements for trainings on non-academic issues—everything from food allergies to sexual assault—have made it hard for schools and teachers to keep up.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
A former Disney World employee who now trains teachers outside Wichita, Kan., aims to give professional learning “elements of surprise and delight.”
May 15, 2019 – Education Week

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