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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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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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More than half of aspiring elementary teachers fail the Praxis exam the first time, according to an analysis by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
Graphic novels are rich in complexity and provide a unique opportunity for literary analysis, writes library media specialist Paige Classey Przybylski.
March 6, 2019 – Teacher
From onsite medical clinics and child care to tiny homes and paid sabbaticals, this video series explores some of the ways school districts are thinking outside the box to come up with unusual perks for their employees.
March 1, 2019 – Education Week
It took a lot to drive Oklahoma teacher John Waldron from the classroom to the statehouse. And he's still angry.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Politicians in some states are using the push for higher teacher pay as a way to press other demands, such as expanding charter schools and vouchers, and tying teacher pay to test scores.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers specializing in students with disabilities feel mostly competent in their own abilities, but far less confident in their general education colleagues, among other findings.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
An AI-powered digital assistant to take notes for you? It’s already happening in the workplace, but classroom note taking could prove harder to automate.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Real-time coaching through an earpiece, similar to what's used in pro football, is a growing trend in teacher training—and there's evidence it works.
February 27, 2019 – Education Week
Ted Kolderie, who helped launch the charter school movement through his work in Minnesota, discusses school choice, school accountability, the evolving role of teachers, and more.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
When their advocates are on the picket line, historically marginalized students are hit particularly hard, warns one special education paraprofessional.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week

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