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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

Is Teacher Recertification Broken?

Advocates and state officials should think about how the neglected policies could be used as a lever to improve teacher quality, experts say. (December 6, 2017)

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

08/13 01:39 pm | Outgoing New Teacher Center CEO: 'Teachers Are Not Born, They're Developed' | On the eve of her retirement from the New Teacher Center, Ellen Moir reflects on lessons learned in a decades-long career in teacher development.

Teaching Ahead Blog

01/03 09:49 am | How Can We Fix Teacher Recertification? Consider the National Board | A reflective, performance-based, independent assessment of a teacher's practice could make the recertification process meaningful again, Catherine Anderson writes.

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Teacher Performance Evaluation
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Colleges of education continue to prepare too many elementary teachers and not enough special education and foreign language teachers to meet districts' needs, a new report finds.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
Looking to shake up your pedagogy or teaching mindset this year? Here are seven habits teachers have cast off in the spirit of becoming a better educator.
August 9, 2018 – Education Week
New teachers need ongoing, informal mentorship long after teacher-induction programs end, writes Janine McIlheran.
August 8, 2018 – Teacher
Veteran educator Mary Alicia Lyons shares her experiences working with administrators who’ve spanned the spectrum from frustrating to fantastic.
August 8, 2018 – Teacher
Principals, much like their teacher colleagues who are seeking elected office this year, want a bigger voice in shaping state education policy and other issues that directly affect schooling.
August 7, 2018 – Education Week
Since 2009, Oregon regulators have had the ability to punish educators in private as a way to give them a conditional second chance.
August 3, 2018 – Education Week
Terrie White was happy as a retired teacher in western Kentucky who did not follow the news. But that was before a bill popped up in the state legislature that would have reduced the cost-of-living raises for her pension.
August 2, 2018 – Education Week
Elementary teachers should give students the freedom to find joy, take risks, and process emotions in their writing, says Emily Galle-From.
August 1, 2018 – Teacher
By focusing on ELL students’ strengths and not their deficits, teachers can help their students thrive, writes one veteran teacher.
August 1, 2018 – Education Week
Many of Beau Baker’s brightest students in Louisville, Ky., entered high school thinking college was not for a first-generation kid like them. Baker is working to change that.
August 1, 2018 – Education Week

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