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Spotlight on STEM Equity & Opportunity - Education Week

Fri, 2018-06-29 23:21
STEM is playing an integral role in elevating student achievement and career opportunities. In this Spotlight, discover how schools are working towards equity in STEM education, the link between course access and future STEM outcomes, and district efforts to curb the shortage of STEM teachers.

'An Expensive Experiment': Gates Teacher-Effectiveness Program Shows No Gains for Students - Education Week

Thu, 2018-06-21 21:42
An evaluation of a multi-year effort by the Gates Foundation to improve teaching, which cost $575 million, found no evidence the program improved student outcomes or gave low-income and minority students greater access to effective teachers.

Spotlight on Early-Childhood Education - Education Week

Thu, 2018-06-21 08:21
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, 2018-06-21 08:21
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.

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on Limiting Teacher-Tenure Rights - Education Week

Wed, 2018-06-20 05:25
The U.S. Supreme Court last week declined to take up a case involving efforts by Indiana to limit teacher-tenure rights.

To Make Ends Meet, 1 in 5 Teachers Have Second Jobs - Education Week

Tue, 2018-06-19 11:58
Nearly 20 percent of teachers work second jobs during the school year, according to recent federal data. And some say that can put a strain on their instruction.

Stoneman Douglas Drama Teacher Who Hid Students to Receive Tony - Education Week

Wed, 2018-06-13 08:39
Melody Herzfeld, a drama teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was slated to receive a Tony Award this week for excellence in theater education.

When School Rules Are Different for Students of Color - Education Week

Thu, 2018-06-07 00:34
Far too many teachers enforce overly strict school rules at their students’ expense, writes Chicago teacher Gina Caneva.

Nearly Half of Public School Teachers Say They Are Satisfied With Salaries - Education Week

Wed, 2018-06-06 04:07
Forty-five percent of public school teachers say they are satisfied with their salary, while 55 percent say they are not, according to data from the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey.

What Happened When I Committed to Loving My Students Unconditionally - Education Week

Thu, 2018-05-31 03:22
For one school year, teacher Kyle Redford created a plan to love her students without strings attached. Here’s what she took away.

Need a STEM Teacher? This District Trains Its Own - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
The Guilford County, N.C., district is one of a handful of districts nationwide that recruit, train, and license teachers for STEM classes.

Special Report: Getting & Keeping Good Teachers - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
For many school districts, teacher shortages are a recurring challenge. What are those districts doing differently to attract—and keep—the teachers they need?

Teacher Recruitment and Retention: It's Complicated - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
There may not be an overall national shortage of teachers, but shortages persist in certain specialty areas. And filling diversity gaps is a perennial struggle.

Can Child-Care Benefits Keep Teachers in the Classroom? - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
A handful of school districts are hoping to boost their efforts to retain and recruit teachers by providing child-care for their educators.

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

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
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."

Spotlight on Professional Learning - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
Across the country, educators are working to improve their practice through 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.

In Schools, Classroom Proximity Breeds Teacher Collaboration - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
New research findings suggest that one way to help teachers collaborate and learn from one another is to make sure their classrooms are just steps away from those of other teachers.

Teacher Evaluation Is Stuck in the Past - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
Race to the Top is over, but the initiative is still driving teacher-evaluation policies and priorities, write two professors.

We Shouldn't Call Teacher Salary Hikes 'Raises' - Education Week

Wed, 2018-05-16 19:30
Some states have said yes to pay increases for teachers. This doesn’t mean they are prioritizing education funding, writes Derek W. Black.


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