The 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes took the Democratic nomination for an open congressional seat, and Wisconsin Schools Superintendent Tony Evers won the Democratic nomination for governor in that state.
Despite a $6,100 teacher pay raise this spring, school districts report that they're starting the new academic year with nearly 500 teaching vacancies.
On the eve of her retirement from the New Teacher Center, Ellen Moir reflects on lessons learned in a decades-long career in teacher development.
Some state laws prohibit teachers from becoming state legislators because of potential conflicts of interest.
The Los Angeles teachers' union and the L.A. school district have reached an impasse in contract negotiations.
Denver is testing a strategy for preparing new teachers: having them serve for a year as "associate teachers" in highly rated, high-poverty schools.
A nationally representative survey by Educators for Excellence sheds some light on teachers' opinions on retirement benefits, leadership roles, school shootings, and more.
Instructional coaching can improve both instruction and student achievement, but there are difficulties bringing these programs to scale, research shows.
Teacher-preparation programs should be measured by the performance of their graduates in the classroom, teachers say in a new survey conducted by the group Teach Plus.
The second-largest national teachers' union has 1.75 million members as of May. But in the wake of an adverse Supreme Court decision, the union is also projecting an 8 percent membership drop.