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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.

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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Teacher Performance Evaluation
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Education Week asked teachers what they saw as the biggest blind spots in teacher professional development. Here’s what they said.
May 15, 2019 – Education Week
The landmark Supreme Court decision that integrated schools 65 years ago had an unintended effect that’s still felt today: Thousands of black teachers and principals lost their jobs.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
No, many educators don't just "know better" when it comes to acts of racial violence, write Shaun R. Harper and James Bridgeforth.
May 14, 2019 – Education Week
California has overhauled its sex education guidance for public school teachers, encouraging them to talk about gender identity with kindergartners and give advice to LGBT teenagers for navigating relationships and having safe sex.
May 9, 2019 – AP
National and state teachers of the year got a last-minute face-to-face with President Donald Trump, but two of them refused to attend the White House event in a protest against administration policies.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
"I guess this is just what we should expect, right? Going into teaching?" asked a preservice teacher during the lockdown at UNC Charlotte last week.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Tens of thousands of teachers are expected to walk out across Oregon this week, adding to the string of nationwide protests over class sizes and education funding.
May 7, 2019 – AP
Teacher licensure exams push many aspiring teachers of color out of the profession before they have a chance to start, writes Emery Petchauer.
May 7, 2019 – Teacher
The Holocaust is practically ancient history for many students, but that doesn't make it any less relevant, argues Lindsay J. Friedman.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
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