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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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Teacher Beat Blog

05/29 02:41 pm | How Can We Get More Highly Effective Teachers to Serve as Mentors? | Researchers say mentor teachers should be paid 15 times more. (And on a programming note, this will be the last post on the Teacher Beat blog.)

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?

EDUCATION WEEK QUIZ

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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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.

Issue Backgrounder

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There’s a push to equip all teachers—not just special educators—with the tools they’ll need to work with students who have disabilities.
December 5, 2018 – Education Week
When schools use digital, pre-packaged lessons, they discourage meaningful learning and rob teachers of their professional agency, writes Cynthia Roy.
November 30, 2018 – Teacher
After the midterm elections, Oklahoma teacher Amanda Becker reflects on the future of teacher activism in the state.
November 28, 2018 – Teacher
After leaving teaching to pursue other roles in education, Ariel Sacks realized that the profession was too central a part of her identity to give up.
November 20, 2018 – Teacher
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Ed. Colleges Provide Value
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Don't Blame Admissions Standards
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
More-rigorous evaluations have made principals better instructional leaders, new research shows, but they've created major time-management challenges.
November 14, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers should be participants in the process of their own improvement, rather than the subjects of a rating, writes Trisha Arnold.
November 12, 2018 – Teacher
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 14, 2018 – Education Week

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