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Evaluating teachers during the pandemic

Of the 24 states that have released guidance on teacher evaluation for SY20-21 thus far, 21 are still requiring summative...

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October surprises

Science has taken some really hard knocks in 2020. Over the past week, however, science had a couple of well-needed...

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Preparing for reality: Bringing together the head, heart, and habits

Teacher preparation is a delicate balance between having a broad enough lens to account for the multitude of contexts those...

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Changing habits: easier than changing hearts and minds?

The path to becoming anti-racist is long, challenging, and for teachers, essential. Tackling one's mindset and implicit biases takes hard...

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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.

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What we’re reading: The stubborn myth of “learning styles”

Some excellent recent research and analysis from William Furey and Education Next exposes that more than half of states continue...

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Does experience make the best teacher?

At first blush, this new study appears to confirm the well-established finding that more experienced teachers are not really much...

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The early bird gets the better teacher candidate pool

Pervasive late hiring processes hinder districts' ability to hire high-quality teacher candidates, yet still many districts can't seem to rise out of...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Testing, testing… Are teachers less likely to quit when states stop testing?

Does removing the stress of a standardized test keep teachers in the classroom?

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Is undergraduate preparation the best way to train a teacher?

Unlike any other state, the majority of Texas teachers are prepared by non-traditional programs.

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Meeting the moment: Preparing teachers to teach for equity

What is it going to take for teachers to enter the classroom ready to close the opportunity gap, rather than...

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To do right by students with disabilities, principals need better tools

A recent study from CALDER provides some insight into how a lack of information may contribute to the challenge of...