Educators discussed ways to increase both the diversity and selectivity of the teaching profession at a Center for American Progress event on Thursday.
September 2017 Archives
The U.S. Supreme Court will review a case on public-employee union fees that could potentially deliver a harsh blow to the nation's teachers' unions. Here's what you need to know.
A new program will offer prospective teachers in Arizona a year of free tuition for every year they commit to teaching in the state. But some say a pay raise would go further in filling classrooms.
Salary schedules are designed to equalize wages among public school teachers, but a new report suggests they may be exacerbating inequalities among teachers in affluent versus poor schools.
Since 2016, 11 states eased their regulations around teacher license reciprocity, according to a new analysis of regulations from all 50 states.
Teachers in Burlington, Vt., are headed back to work after a four-day strike. But strikes continue in two Pennsylvania districts.
A bill approved in both houses of the California legislature would allow certified teachers six paid weeks of maternity leave.
The program awards teachers who are rated "highly effective" on their evaluations—as long as their SAT or ACT scores are in the 80th percentile or above.
School chiefs from more than a dozen states have compiled a new "playbook" on how to improve teacher preparation, which includes advice for states on reforming teacher licensure, evaluating programs, and using data to follow teacher education graduates.
A Michigan State University professor has designed an app that helps teachers recognize their implicit biases using data collected from their own classrooms.
New York will reduce the passing score on the edTPA teacher certification exam.
Teachers struggle to pump breast milk at work, but a new law in Illinois seeks to make pumping easier for another demographic of new moms in schools: students.
The American Federation of Teachers' survey also asked parents about the best way to improve teaching and what they most want from their public schools.
Speaking at the National Press Club on Friday, NEA president Lily Eskelsen Garcia repeatedly condemned the Trump administration for pushing policies that "hurt" children.
Among the many undocumented immigrants awaiting the fate of DACA, which President Trump has said he plans to cancel, are thousands of K-12 and postsecondary teachers.
A new brief offers strategies for improving how administrators provide feedback on teachers' performance, including letting teachers lead their own debriefing sessions.
High-performing charter schools may soon be able to bypass typical certification requirements, a move charter operators say the dearth of qualified teachers makes necessary.
An education professor has launched a no-cost apprenticeship program that she hopes will help combat special education teacher shortages.