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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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08/10 04:38 pm | Should Teachers Enforce School Rules When Students Are Learning at Home? | Many educators say that the priority should be ensuring student well-being and equity over compliance.

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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?


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?


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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Tasked with getting remote learning up and running, teachers also face another challenge—maintaining the student relationships they've worked all year to grow.
April 2, 2020 – Education Week
Schools are wrestling with how to handle grading in a remote learning environment when not all students have reliable access to teachers, online resources, and parents who can help them.
April 29, 2020 – Education Week
The days are a technology overload, mixed with the joy of seeing her students' faces and worry about her own family's health and safety, New York City teacher Ariel Sacks writes.
April 1, 2020 – Teacher
How can you keep occupational or speech therapy going online? Schools struggle to figure that out.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
Teams of teachers used their schools’ 3-D printers to make medical face shields and rounded up hand sanitizer and latex gloves to donate to local hospitals, clinics, and senior care facilities.
March 31, 2020 – Education Week
There's a difference, writes online professor Natalie B. Milman. Here's what you should know about emergency remote teaching and learning.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
Districts that can screen, interview, and select candidates virtually will have less disruption to their hiring, despite how coronavirus is upending every aspect of school operations.
March 30, 2020 – Education Week
The momentum to raise teacher salaries in several states has ground to a halt amid fears of coronavirus’ massive economic blow.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
March 26, 2020 – Education Week
Already in crisis mode, K-12 schools must now figure out how to educate tens of millions of children stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 1, 2020 – Education Week

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