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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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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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The swirl of attention around Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s story of being forced out of a teaching job when she was pregnant intensifies the spotlight on her background and K-12 credentials.
October 23, 2019 – Education Week
There is a link between standardized test scores and later life outcomes. But is there causation? Researchers Dan Goldhaber and Umut Özek explore.
October 7, 2019 – Education Week
Unless they come to an agreement with the district, Chicago Teachers Union members plan to stop work Oct. 17. And the fight is about more than just pay.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Whether they like it or not, civics teachers are at the frontlines of translating the impeachment process for the next generation of citizens.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Question Trends, Not Teachers
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
There’s a tussle over the right balance for who should pick up the tab for teacher retirements and how that affects wealthier and less-wealthy districts.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
It's high time to question the place of Shakespeare in our classrooms, writes middle school teacher Christina Torres. Our kids deserve to study stories that represent and validate their experiences and cultures. But throwing the Bard out entirely isn't the answer either.
October 1, 2019 – Teacher
A Kentucky judge whose social media interactions raised questions about his impartiality was removed Friday from presiding over a politically hot-button lawsuit challenging an investigation of mass teacher protests by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.
September 30, 2019 – AP
Hundreds of California school administrators hired decades ago are collecting retirement incomes that are too big to qualify as public pensions under federal tax law. The California State Teachers' Retirement System issued payments last year for 359 pensions over the IRS public pension limit.
September 27, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
It's a question that district leadership needs to answer—with action, not just words, writes Rann Miller.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week

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