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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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01/27 12:06 am | More Teacher-Preparation Programs Are Teaching the 'Science of Reading,' Review Finds | The National Council on Teacher Quality has found that the number of elementary programs teaching scientifically based reading instruction is increasing.

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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?

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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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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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Leadership at the state’s first online charter school is pushing back on efforts by teachers and staff to form a union, a move that comes a few months after some teachers expressed concern about the school’s hiring of a controversial principal.
January 3, 2020 – Education Week
Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives.
January 3, 2020 – Education Week
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's administration is reversing a decision by the previous administration, now saying that more than 1,000 public school teachers did not break the law when they participated in protests that shut down some schools.
December 31, 2019 – AP
Teacher Quan Neloms was paying a steep price for his devotion to his students: too little time with his own family. One simple change helped him find a healthy work-life balance.
December 31, 2019 – Teacher
A student teaching program, unique in the New Orleans public school district, is the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at solving two critical, and related, problems.
December 26, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
Common Core. School shootings. ESSA. Betsy DeVos. The past 10 years have been a whirlwind of policy upheaval, tragedy, and change for K-12 education. Here’s 10 highlights—and a bonus.
December 18, 2019 – Education Week
Integrating student work into your teaching has profound practical benefits, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
December 17, 2019 – Teacher
Giving students time to recharge over holiday breaks is important, writes teacher Christina Torres. Here are her ideas for creative things you can do to keep students engaged in learning without assigning homework.
December 11, 2019 – Teacher
Are teachers consciously monitoring how much they talk vs. how much their students do? Research and front-line teacher experience suggest they should be.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
As the 2010s draw to a close, teachers are left reeling from massive shifts in policy and practice that have affected their everyday work.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week

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