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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

02/22 06:00 pm | Fed Up With Low Pay, Oklahoma Teachers Consider a Walkout | Defeat of a bill that would have given Oklahoma teachers their first raise in a decade has prompted more drastic measures.

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?

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Teacher Careers, Recruitment, and Retention Webinars

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

Infographic

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
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Ernie Rambo shares six steps that teachers can take to guide their own professional learning and become a more effective educator.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Students diagnosed with ADHD come back to the classroom in varying states of readiness for learning, says Thomas Armstrong. Here's how to help them focus, engage, deal with stress, and have a successful year.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Educator Mary McIntyre discusses how parents, teachers, and district leaders can support students in light of the riots in Charlottesville, Va.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
District leaders need to create a space for community-building and healing when traumatic events occur, writes Rosa Atkins, the superintendent of Charlottesville, Va. schools.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
Across the country, school districts are trying new tactics to avoid starting this school year with an empty teacher's desk, including hiring parents and calling veteran teachers out of retirement.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Returning to the office after maternity leave is never easy for working mothers, but it might be even harder for classroom teachers who want to continue to breast-feed their babies.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Amanda Koonlaba shares her three takeaways from the National Gallery of Art’s Teacher Institute. Visual art can be integrated into any subject, she writes.
August 21, 2017 – Teacher
Educators may feel apprehensive about addressing white supremacy, but that doesn’t mean they can stay silent, writes professor Tyrone C. Howard.
August 18, 2017 – Education Week
When teachers find the right balance between honing their own expertise and working with others, they have the power to excite students about learning, writes educator Nicole Smith.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher
The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher

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