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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

07/17 01:36 pm | Union Membership Is at a High for the American Federation of Teachers. Will It Last? | The second-largest national teachers' union has 1.75 million members as of May. But in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court decision, the union is also projecting an 8 ...

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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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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We should be cheered by the 'Janus' ruling, but not because it weakens teachers’ unions, writes the Cato Institute’s Neal McCluskey.
June 27, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher and other public employee unions can’t collect agency fees from nonmembers, the court ruled in the Janus case, a decision that could hurt unions' revenue and membership numbers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
All students are capable of persistence, no matter how disengaged from academics they may seem, writes Steve Heisler.
June 27, 2018 – Teacher
Are nonurban districts doing enough to attract new teachers of color? The superintendent for human resources from one suburban district weighs in.
June 26, 2018 – Education Week
Fired up, but wary about political pitfalls, teachers running for office in Oklahoma make their case to the voters—and sometimes end up competing with each other.
June 25, 2018 – Education Week
The Department of Homeland Security would not be able to use two big federal grant programs to pay for arming teachers, thanks to a provision tucked into House legislation that quietly passed this week.
June 22, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly half of K-12 teachers and administrators report that they've experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or assault while at work, in a new Education Week Research Center survey.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers need to model vulnerability before students can feel comfortable sharing personal stories, writes David Rockower.
June 20, 2018 – Teacher
Now that students can integrate code and multimedia into the texts they create, schools need a new approach to literacy, writes Chris Panell.
June 20, 2018 – Teacher

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