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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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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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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
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
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
Here's a look at how national policy on teachers and teaching has changed over the past 10 years.
December 11, 2019 – Education Week
Super-short stories written by teachers about their triumphs and frustrations, and the hilarious or absurd moments from their lives.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week
Rubrics overload students with pseudoscientific feedback when they should be learning from literature, argues English teacher Peter Machera.
December 4, 2019 – Education Week

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