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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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08/10 04:38 pm | Should Teachers Enforce School Rules When Students Are Learning at Home? | Many educators say that the priority should be ensuring student well-being and equity over compliance.

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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?


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?


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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It’s tiring to be asked to lead conversations about race and racism, teachers of color say. But at the same time, many feel a sense of responsibility to take charge of this work.
July 22, 2020 – Education Week
There are some serious questions that still need answers, but there are a few certainties that teachers can hold onto, writes Casey M. Bethel.
July 22, 2020 – Teacher
In the push to reopen schools, many teachers feel their voices aren't being heard. Will they take lessons from their recent protests and fight to protect their health?
July 20, 2020 – Education Week
Here are some ways for districts and schools to demonstrate that they value and support teachers of color.
July 16, 2020 – Education Week
The history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.
July 16, 2020 – Teacher
Teachers can recognize a familiar disregard and absurdity underlying the politicized debates over reopening schools, writes Richard Ullman.
July 16, 2020 – Teacher
A growing number of school systems recently announced plans to return to full-time remote learning when the 2020-21 school year starts, defying pressure from federal leaders and some parents.
July 15, 2020 – Education Week
The job losses reported so far in dozens of school districts tracked by Education Week reflect the pandemic’s deep economic strain as schools face mounting challenges for the 2020-21 academic year.
July 14, 2020 – Education Week
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
July 14, 2020 – Education Week
New teachers in high-poverty schools don't get the training they need, write Suzanne Donovan and Bruce Alberts. They and their students suffer for it.
July 13, 2020 – Education Week

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