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Education Week: News and Information About Issues in Education for Educators
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Costly Pension Plans Are Fanning the Flames of Teacher Unrest - Education Week

Fri, 2018-04-20 06:14
The pressure to rein in costly retirement systems could put more states in the center of policy fights like the one that sparked teacher walkouts in Kentucky.

Majority of Teachers Say Reforms Have Been 'Too Much' - Education Week

Wed, 2018-04-11 11:04
Eighty-six percent of teachers say they've experienced changes on the job in the past two years, finds a new survey from the Education Week Research Center. For many of them, it's "too much."

ESSA Pressures States to Assure All Students Have Good Teachers - Education Week

Wed, 2018-04-04 03:49
States must lay out how they'll make sure poor and minority students aren't being taught by a disproportionate number of ineffective or inexperienced teachers. But they have leeway in defining who those teachers are.

Special Report: ESSA on the Runway - Education Week

Wed, 2018-04-04 03:49
The Every Student Succeeds Act makes its classroom debut this fall. Here’s a look at where things stand after more than two years of preparation by states and school districts that must make ESSA legislative blueprint a reality.

It's Not How Long You Spend in PD, It's How Much You Grow - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 14:50
Georgia is one of more than a dozen states where teachers looking to renew their licenses can ditch the one-off seminars and instead craft personalized plans for improving their instruction.

Even National Board Teachers Don't Get a Pass on License Renewal - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 09:27
Only about half of states allow the rigorous certification process to count toward the renewal of teacher licenses—a figure the National Board wishes to change.

Inching Toward Relicensure, One 'Microcredential' at a Time - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 09:27
The bite-sized competencies are gaining ground as a PD tool. In Tennessee, they can also help teachers maintain their licenses.

How Licensing Rules Kept One Teacher of the Year Out of Public Schools - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 09:27
Megan Allen is an award-winning, National Board-certified teacher. But when she crossed state lines, her teaching license didn't follow.

How Oklahoma's Low Pay Dashed My Hopes of Teaching in My Tribal Community - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 03:30
The low teacher salaries in Oklahoma forced teachers like Jennifer Johnson to leave their beloved profession. Now, teachers across the state are planning to walk out of their classrooms to fight for higher pay.

Is Teacher Recertification Broken? - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 03:30
Advocates and state officials should think about how the neglected policies could be used as a lever to improve teacher quality, experts say.

Teacher Professional Development: Many Choices, Few Quality Checks - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-29 03:30
A diffuse—and mostly unregulated—set of providers has sprung up to meet teachers’ varying needs for renewal credits.

The War on Teachers Comes to Oklahoma - Education Week

Fri, 2018-03-16 06:59
The West Virginia teachers strike is over, but the fight for teacher pay rages on, write Lawrence Baines and Jim Machell.

What's Next for This State's Tough Teacher Evaluation System? - Education Week

Wed, 2018-03-07 18:17
A higher percentage of teachers come up short in New Mexico than in many other states—but that could change.

Teachers Get an Invite to Policy Table in N.M. - Education Week

Wed, 2018-03-07 18:17
After some contentious debates over its tough teacher-evaluation system, New Mexico is reaching out with new initiatives aimed at incorporating teachers’ input on education decisions made at the state level.

'Absent Reserve' Teachers Heading Back to New York City Classrooms - Education Week

Wed, 2018-03-07 18:17
Hundreds of New York City teachers who'd lost their full-time positions but stayed on the payroll are back in classrooms or headed that way.

Rival Teacher-Prep Accreditation Group to Allow Flexibility in Setting Standards - Education Week

Wed, 2018-03-07 18:17
A new group is seeking to compete with the existing accreditor for teacher-preparation programs.

Spotlight on Early-Childhood Education - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-01 05:08
Rural schools are tackling unique challenges to provide a quality education to their students. In this Spotlight, see how schools are expanding access to hard-to-staff courses, building up talented teacher workforces, and developing place-based lessons to reach promising students.

What Happened to the Teacher Workday? - Education Week

Thu, 2018-03-01 05:08
Districts should return to the teacher workday in which educators collaborate with their peers, rather than the one-size-fits-all professional development they’ve moved to, says a middle school teacher.

Spotlight on Social-Emotional Learning - Education Week

Fri, 2018-02-23 07:39
As proposed rules emerge on The Every Student Succeeds Act, policymakers and educators are grappling with the impact of the law on data reporting, accountability, and parent and community engagement. In this Spotlight, learn about the key highlights of the new law and reactions to the proposed rules on accountability, test participation, and school interventions.

South Carolina High School Educator Named National Principal of the Year - Education Week

Fri, 2018-02-23 06:13
A South Carolina principal has been named the 2018 National Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.


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