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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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Teachers' passion and charisma influence the way students experience a class. But teachers aren’t "born" knowing how to inspire children in a classroom setting, writes Ariel Sacks.
September 25, 2019 – Teacher
Young people across the globe are demanding action, but many teachers remain unsure of how to address climate change in the classroom, writes Ann Reid.
September 24, 2019 – Education Week
Districts try "grow your own" programs to build an educator workforce that mirrors their changing student body.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
Colin Turner thought he understood the dynamics of race and privilege. Until one of his students called him out for some insensitive comments he'd made in class.
September 17, 2019 – Teacher
Teacher Justin Minkel used to dream of the magical day when teaching would feel so much easier. He's realized that that day won't arrive, but something powerful takes its place: The insight, skill and big heart to be a better teacher.
September 11, 2019 – Teacher
Susan Moore Johnson: What a failed $575 million investment in effective teaching got wrong—and what truly successful schools get right.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Advocates for phonics and whole language need to start by agreeing on what we even mean by "reading," writes Mia Hood.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Teacher education must help everyone think critically of the world to avoid perpetuating inequity, urges Hui-Ling Malone.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Smaller school districts could face unique challenges in complying with the federal education law’s mandate for evidence-based strategies when it comes to improving their lowest-performing schools.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Eight in 10 special educators are white, but some teacher-preparation programs are working to make the field more diverse.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week

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