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We want to hear from teachers: What skills do you think we should teach students to prepare them for the jobs of the future?


The finding was part of a new study that looks at whether the No Child Left Behind reduced the practice of out-of-field teaching in science classrooms.


Detroit and Nashville are among the cities working on giving teachers affordable housing options.


At an event in Washington, panelists agreed that increased funding for training would help boost the number of computer science teachers. But there was slightly less harmony on where the bulk of those dollars should come from.


Clark County School District in Nevada recently hired more than 80 special education teachers from the Philippines.


On a sweltering summer day here, about 200 teachers and other public school supporters gathered at the Washington Monument to protest the Trump administration's education policy agenda, including $9.2 billion in proposed funding cuts.


In Washington, where the largest of the rallies is expected to take place, teachers will march from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Department of Education in a show of support for public education.


When it comes to paying off student loans, many teachers say they're scared about their ability to do so and confused about their options, according to a recent survey by NPR's education team.


After Randi Weingarten's impassioned speech, critics have begun calling for the teachers' union president's resignation.


New York City schools that still have open teaching positions this fall will be assigned educators from the city's "absent teacher reserve" pool, the education department there recently announced.


The president of the National Council on Teacher Quality presented what she sarcastically called a "radical" solution for both improving the pipeline of new teachers and filling specific teacher shortages: "Fix student teaching."


Head of the state's teachers union calls it a "gimmick."


A new paper looks at how a handful of teachers have modified their use of the "station rotation" blended learning model to better serve their students.


The plan released by the U.S. House of Representatives differs from President Trump's proposal in many ways, except this glaring one: It would also eliminate Title II funds that go toward teacher professional development.


Schools across the country are ditching the traditional parent-teacher conference for academic workshops, where it's the parents who are learning the skills their children need to master.


Principals are more likely to rate teachers as ineffective in a confidential setting than on a formal evaluation with stakes attached, a new study finds.


Teachers prepared through a popular alternative certification program perform similarly to other teachers in their districts, despite having had a condensed training schedule, according to a recent federal study.


The NEA's new charter policy calls for a moratorium on all but district-authorized charters that meet a number of criteria—including permitting teacher contracts.


The NEA will call for DeVos' resignation by September if she does not sufficiently answer its questions about her plans for K-12 education.


Burton spoke critically of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' support of school voucher programs.


Learn how the union's caucuses shape what happens at its annual convention.


"I will not allow the National Education Association to be used by Donald Trump or by Betsy DeVos," NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said.


Anticipating unfriendly legislation, the NEA thinks membership will fall. And that's before the Supreme Court weighs in on agency fees.


As concern mounts nationally over how to prepare students for available jobs, externships—instructive stints in local industries—are becoming an increasingly popular means of providing teachers a sneak peek at the skills their students will need to be competitive.


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