Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

New data & analysis from negotiated agreements on school reopening, PPE, teacher eval, leave, & more.

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

A recently published study sheds some light on how teacher evaluation and accountability policies might affect the quantity or quality...

Leave and health insurance for teachers: safeguards amid COVID-19 worries

Leave and health insurance for teachers: safeguards amid COVID-19 worries

In the absence of a federal protection, it becomes the jurisdiction of individual districts to lay out protocols.

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

The absence of a college diploma, or worse, someone not wanting one, has become something that must be overcome, which reveals...

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Although districts reopening schools virtually may have less need for substitute teachers due to teachers' reduced exposure to illness, districts...

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Teacher turnover has proven to be not only costly for schools, but also detrimental to teacher effectiveness and student learning....

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

As school districts work out next year's instructional format and take stock of their teacher workforce, districts in a position...

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

The coronavirus pandemic has plunged the world into a recession. Unsurprisingly, our country's public school system, along with the rest...

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

In this unprecedented time of school closures, districts must walk a fine line regarding teacher evaluations.

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

States must now consider how these coronavirus-related closures are impacting student teaching and other licensure requirements.