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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

02/22 06:00 pm | Fed Up With Low Pay, Oklahoma Teachers Consider a Walkout | Defeat of a bill that would have given Oklahoma teachers their first raise in a decade has prompted more drastic measures.

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?

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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
Professional Development

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With digital tools and social media platforms, teachers can keep families connected to the classroom, educator Cristie Watson writes.
January 10, 2018 – Teacher
By resolving to practice patience and kindness with themselves and their students, teachers can start off a new year of learning and growth, Justin Minkel writes.
January 10, 2018 – Teacher
Original Education Week research takes a look at how educators hear about trends and new ideas that could be worth pursuing in their classroom.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
Teacher-prep programs and education schools should take a page from minority-serving institutions. BranchEd founder Cassandra Herring explains why.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
A school’s master schedule can take months to build and can contribute to education inequities. Adam Pisoni wants to change all of that.
January 10, 2018 – Education Week
Randi Weingarten and Stanley S. Litow explore how we can move past divisiveness on key education issues.
January 9, 2018 – Education Week
New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.
January 9, 2018 – Education Week
Why don't more people choose teaching as a career? Despite the challenges, the positive aspects far outweigh the negatives, writes one veteran educator.
January 3, 2018 – Teacher
Many teachers hated math when they were kids, Justin Minkel writes. He shares three instructional strategies to break the cycle and make math creative, meaningful, and fun.
December 20, 2017 – Teacher
Eighty-six percent of teachers say they've experienced changes on the job in the past two years, finds a new survey from the Education Week Research Center. For many of them, it's "too much."
December 19, 2017 – Education Week

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