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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

05/23 03:44 pm | DeVos Says 'Great Teachers' Deserve More Money. But That's Not What Protesters Say | At a hearing, Betsy DeVos brought up performance in response to a question about teacher walkouts—but the activism behind the walkouts has not focused on performance at ...

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?

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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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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Teacher Performance Evaluation
Professional Development

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Teachers nationwide are rallying together to command the attention of lawmakers around their most basic needs, writes Kentucky special educator Jessica Dueñas.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Too many kids are rushed toward the level they’re "supposed" to be on by the end of a given grading period, with little attention given to the path they’re walking to get there, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
It’s not just low wages that put a financial strain on teachers, write two Rutgers researchers. Rising health insurance costs take a toll too.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
While mass shootings dominate headlines, smaller incidents of gun violence in school can also traumatize students and staff and upend their sense of safety, as one teacher learned firsthand.
April 25, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers may be in classrooms where it's easy to get bogged down by rules and regulations, but what students need is our passion, writes educator Ashley Lamb-Sinclair.
April 11, 2018 – Teacher
The Volunteer State is the first to test a professional development effort aimed at enabling teachers to find academic potential in students who don’t fit stereotypes about giftedness.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
When helping students who struggle in the classroom, teachers should dig into their own memories of what it’s like to fail, writes educator Ryan Sprott.
April 11, 2018 – Teacher
Activists hope to ride momentum from labor activism in states like Arizona and Oklahoma to legislative and even gubernatorial victories that will help break GOP dominance in statehouses.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.
April 4, 2018 – Education Week
The Oklahoma teacher walkout is not just about teacher pay, explains Erin McHenry-Sober of West Virginia University.
April 3, 2018 – Education Week

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