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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

01/18 12:51 pm | Crammed Classrooms and Teachers Using Tourniquets: Why L.A. Educators Say They're Really Striking | As Los Angeles teachers remain on strike for a fifth day, some shared the real-world consequences of large class sizes and not having enough support staff.

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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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

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

Infographic

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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Schools doors are open as the citywide teacher strike continues, meaning administrators are the ones left delivering lessons.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
It’s not uncommon for teachers to be asked about their philosophy of education, writes Domonique Dickson. Here’s why it’s important that they keep reflecting on the purpose of their work.
January 16, 2019 – Teacher
Dozens of charter school teachers, in a contract dispute of their own, are now marching alongside more than 30,000 teachers from the district.
January 15, 2019 – Education Week
The strike in the nation's second-largest district is the first major teacher labor action planned for 2019, following a remarkable year of statewide protests and walkouts.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest about $10 million to improve how teachers are taught to use and modify curricula that are well aligned to state learning standards.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
Pennsylvania’s pension overhaul law goes into effect today for most new state government employees and on July 1 for all new school employees.
January 2, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
As an experienced teacher, Ariel Sacks realized she needed to shed ego and embrace uncertainty in order to keep learning.
December 26, 2018 – Teacher
In interviews with Education Week, some teachers said they’ve seen lesson plans they created being sold by other people on Teachers Pay Teachers, and that the company isn’t going far enough to stop copyright infringement.
January 15, 2019 – Education Week
Middle school teacher Justin Parmenter was looking for a way to create positive community among his students. So he made kindness a part of the curriculum.
December 18, 2018 – Teacher

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