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When school breaks no longer spark joy

When school breaks no longer spark joy

Why should anyone care that schools take a little break, especially given all that teachers have been through over the...

Student body demographics could influence teacher hiring decisions - but we need more data

Student body demographics could influence teacher hiring decisions - but we need more data

A new working paper adds additional insight into the important question of how race impacts teacher hiring decisions.

Do state collective bargaining rules influence district teacher policies?

Do state collective bargaining rules influence district teacher policies?

An analysis of state rules on collective bargaining for teachers and the content of school districts' policies across 148 districts...

Messaging from reading advocates comes off as lopsided. The science isn't

Messaging from reading advocates comes off as lopsided. The science isn't

It is clear that neither word recognition nor comprehension at the expense of each other produces successful readers.

What do teachers think of their evaluation feedback?

What do teachers think of their evaluation feedback?

A recent paper puts the spotlight back on the quality of feedback teachers receive in their evaluations.

What we know (and don’t know) about pandemic-era teacher shortages

What we know (and don’t know) about pandemic-era teacher shortages

National jobs data suggests the wave of predicted teacher resignations has not come to pass.

Comparing school districts on class size policies

Comparing school districts on class size policies

Working conditions play a crucial role in teachers' wellbeing, especially after 18 taxing months of reinventing education due to the...

Lamenting the poor lot of student teaching

Lamenting the poor lot of student teaching

When we sow benign neglect, it's no wonder we reap mediocrity.

Getting districts and teacher prep on the same page on reading pays off

Getting districts and teacher prep on the same page on reading pays off

There's clear evidence that teachers are more effective reading instructors with special education students when both their preservice preparation and...

Does removing tenure lead to a retention problem?

Does removing tenure lead to a retention problem?

Tenure, a hotly debated education policy lever, is often viewed as a component of a teacher's overall compensation package.

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

Six steps to use student teachers to solve staffing challenges

For school districts looking to fulfill staffing needs, hosting student teachers offers many advantages to creating a pool of effective...

Showing up

Showing up

For Black teachers, discussing important issues such as the Capitol Insurrection or Black Lives Matter Movement in a safe and...

Mismatches and movement in new teacher employment

Mismatches and movement in new teacher employment

New data show the extent of the mismatch between teachers' certification and the area in which teachers are needed.

The backstory on dislodging pass rate data

The backstory on dislodging pass rate data

Twenty three years after the U.S. Congress first tried to dislodge the pass rates on teacher licensing tests, the dam...

The importance of content knowledge for elementary teachers

The importance of content knowledge for elementary teachers

Elementary teachers need to know the content they will teach.

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