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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

11/15 04:44 pm | Teachers Who Ran for Office: Fired-Up Political Newcomers or Incumbents? | Many of the teachers who ran for state legislative seats were challenging incumbents. Others were incumbents themselves.

Teaching Ahead Blog

10/17 09:03 am | Even Digital Natives Need to Learn 'Common-Sense' Tech Skills | Today's elementary school students have grown up with devices, but they still need guidance and structure around tech use, writes Natalie Makulski.

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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These virtual broadcasts address teacher preparation and strategies for hiring and retaining skilled teachers.

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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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Technology can be powerful for learning and collaborating, but the most important community-building students do often doesn’t involve screens at all, writes computer science teacher Douglas Kiang.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
All students have the ability to become self-taught experts, writes Mary M. McConnaha, and technology provides the tools.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
After years of being blamed for the problems in schools, teachers are now being held up as victims of a broken system. How did the pendulum swing so quickly?
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Violence and disrespect toward women is learned behavior, writes Justin Minkel, and teachers can show boys a better way.
October 1, 2018 – Teacher
Conferences can put both parents and teachers on the defensive. Education writer and consultant Lisa Westman offers a step-by-step guide for facilitating the meeting when emotions are running high.
September 26, 2018 – Teacher
Investing in early-childhood educators will pay off for parents and kids, writes veteran early educator Michele Miller-Cox.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
The primaries are over, and nearly two-thirds of the current classroom teachers who were vying for state seats will move on to the general election, an Education Week analysis found.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
With Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh facing sexual assault allegations, teachers must make room for conversations around harassment, consent, and the #MeToo movement, writes education professor Jennifer Rich.
September 20, 2018 – Teacher
Social media can be a tool for classroom collaboration and connection, but small mistakes can have devastating consequences. A former educator shares best practices for protecting students’ privacy online.
September 19, 2018 – Teacher

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