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Admissions requirements: Following the lead of state policy?

Admissions requirements: Following the lead of state policy?

Do state policies have an impact on who enters teacher preparation and what is the impact of program' admissions requirements...

Substitute Teaching 101: When no one answers the call

Substitute Teaching 101: When no one answers the call

Are some teacher absences more likely to be covered than others? And what can be learned from the situations when...

Could it be that teacher certification does in fact matter?

Could it be that teacher certification does in fact matter?

Lo and behold, it turns out that stricter certification requirements do appear to pay off—but not for the reasons that...

Affirming spaces matter for teachers too

Affirming spaces matter for teachers too

To cultivate the type of learning environment that would support and sustain candidates of color there are three areas to...

An ode to the pandemic and parents

An ode to the pandemic and parents

While no one wanted a pandemic—the damage is incalculable—it gets full credit for taking us off-kilter.

Tools to help recruit a strong, diverse teacher workforce

Tools to help recruit a strong, diverse teacher workforce

A new tool designed to help districts identify sources of academically strong, diverse teacher candidates and better target recruitment...

The wind at our backs on diversifying the teaching profession

The wind at our backs on diversifying the teaching profession

No longer is it appropriate to decouple the goal of improving teacher quality from parallel efforts to increase the number...

Performance pay programs that pay off

Performance pay programs that pay off

A new meta-analysis finds a positive and significant relationship of performance pay on student learning outcomes.

Making sustainable residencies THE standard

Making sustainable residencies THE standard

Teacher preparation residencies have the benefit of providing extended time for future teachers to learn how to teach before they...

The turning tide: Greater interest in teaching among Black and Hispanic students

The turning tide: Greater interest in teaching among Black and Hispanic students

Black and Hispanic college students don't enter teaching at the same rate as white students, but new trends indicate some...

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

As we close in on one year of the COVID-19 lockdown, we examine how resources are being used to recruit...

A moment for humility and a new path forward on reading

A moment for humility and a new path forward on reading

This moment in education requires leaders who will publicly position themselves as the best learners, not the best knowers.

More on student teaching: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

More on student teaching: Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match

Teacher candidates' clinical placements should represent an environment similar to what they'll experience in their first teaching job.

Falling short of expectations

Falling short of expectations

New data suggests expectations placed on novice teachers during their first real professional development experience are far too low.

Relearning what it means to be an American

Relearning what it means to be an American

What role should our nation's schools play in fostering an informed electorate?

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