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Coming home to teach: Do local grads make better teachers?

Coming home to teach: Do local grads make better teachers?

Do teachers who return to the district they graduated from have a competitive edge over other beginning teachers?

Early hiring and more effective teachers

Early hiring and more effective teachers

One concrete step districts can take to build a stronger teacher workforce is to move up their hiring timelines.

We must do better

We must do better

We must join together to ensure that our nation keeps children and teachers safe.

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

An examination of incentives offered by states and large school districts.

In gratitude - A final message from Kate Walsh

In gratitude - A final message from Kate Walsh

Doing this job has been the privilege of a lifetime, shaping and championing better teacher policies across the nation.

If you want to help new teachers improve, invest in great coaches

If you want to help new teachers improve, invest in great coaches

People have life coaches, nutrition coaches, and executive coaches. So, it's no surprise to see schools turning to coaches as...

Teachers of color: Role models and more

Teachers of color: Role models and more

New research adds important findings on the positive effects of teachers of color on the academic and life outcomes of...

What teachers really want: It isn’t just higher salaries

What teachers really want: It isn’t just higher salaries

Every now and then, conventional wisdom gets it wrong.

Building a school climate that makes teachers want to stay

Building a school climate that makes teachers want to stay

A look at the role that the quality and character of school life plays in teacher success and retention.

A new path to the classroom: What could Registered Apprenticeship mean for teaching?

A new path to the classroom: What could Registered Apprenticeship mean for teaching?

As the challenge of recruiting a new generation of teachers gains increasing urgency, what's old is being made new again.

Four responsible steps states can take NOW to fill classrooms

Four responsible steps states can take NOW to fill classrooms

It's high time to implement specific and strategic policies to address teacher shortages.

Effectively evaluating special education teachers may require a different approach

Effectively evaluating special education teachers may require a different approach

A new working paper may be cause for genuine concern regarding the most widely-used evaluation instrument in the country, the...

It’s time to get serious about professional development and support for substitute teachers

It’s time to get serious about professional development and support for substitute teachers

It's time to show our substitute teachers that we value them—and the time they spend with our students.

Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

An in-depth look at whether teacher salary increases have kept pace with rising consumer prices.

The evidence is mounting: Teacher specialization in elementary grades hurts student learning

The evidence is mounting: Teacher specialization in elementary grades hurts student learning

Assigning elementary teachers to teach only their best subjects, also known as "teacher specialization," holds a lot of appeal...

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