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Melissa Provenzano, an educator in Oklahoma, celebrates her House District 79 win during the Democratic watch party held at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame on Nov. 6 in Tulsa, Okla.
—Brandi Simons for Education Week

Dozens of Teachers Were Elected to State Office. Many More Fell Short

Those who hoped for a “teacher wave” are likely to be disappointed by the election results, but many educators say the losses only strengthen their resolve to fight for better pay and school funding. (November 8, 2018)

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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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?

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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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Though it promises a 5 percent raise, the legislation includes numerous provisions viewed as anti-union and has sparked the prospect of yet another teacher strike in that state.
February 5, 2019 – Education Week
Winter days and mounting responsibilities can leave teachers feeling depleted after the holidays. But this time of year can also provide unexpected moments of joy, writes Ariel Sacks.
January 29, 2019 – Teacher
In Los Angeles, striking teachers wanted more nurses, services for immigrants, and green spaces, in addition to better pay. Will unions around the country begin bringing broader social concerns to the bargaining table?
January 25, 2019 – Education Week
Connecting with other children across cultural divides can help students question their biases, writes Justin Minkel.
January 23, 2019 – Teacher
The push to boost teacher pay was a big factor in the flood of money states pumped into school districts in recent years, but much of that money has been soaked up by competing school budget priorities, rather than landing in teachers' pockets.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
Schools doors are open as the citywide teacher strike continues, meaning administrators are the ones left delivering lessons.
January 22, 2019 – Education Week
It’s not uncommon for teachers to be asked about their philosophy of education, writes Domonique Dickson. Here’s why it’s important that they keep reflecting on the purpose of their work.
January 16, 2019 – Teacher
Dozens of charter school teachers, in a contract dispute of their own, are now marching alongside more than 30,000 teachers from the district.
January 23, 2019 – Education Week
The strike in the nation's second-largest district is the first major teacher labor action planned for 2019, following a remarkable year of statewide protests and walkouts.
January 16, 2019 – Education Week
A new Education Week Research Center survey delves into what’s behind the common buzzword for teachers, principals, and district leaders.
January 9, 2019 – Education Week

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