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September 25, 2017

More States Are Making It Easier to Transfer Your Teaching License

Since 2016, 11 states eased their regulations around teacher license reciprocity, according to a new analysis of regulations from all 50 states.

September 14, 2017

Could an App Help Teachers Recognize Their Own Biases?

A Michigan State University professor has designed an app that helps teachers recognize their implicit biases using data collected from their own classrooms.

September 07, 2017

Let Teachers Lead, and Other Ideas for Making Evaluations More Useful

A new brief offers strategies for improving how administrators provide feedback on teachers' performance, including letting teachers lead their own debriefing sessions.

September 06, 2017

Some New York Charter Schools May Soon Certify Their Own Teachers

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.

July 25, 2017

Computer Science Teachers Needed. But Who Will Pay to Train Them?

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.

July 18, 2017

If We Fix Student Teaching, Will We Fix Teacher Shortages?

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."

July 13, 2017

$2 Billion for Teacher Training, Salaries Eliminated in House Budget Plan

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.

July 01, 2017

Teacher Externships Bring Real-World Experience Into Classrooms

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.

June 14, 2017

Implicit Bias In the Classroom: Can Video Games Help Combat It?

Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison are developing a video game that will guide K-12 teachers through the hazards of unconscious attitudes and assumptions that affect the way they see their students.

June 13, 2017

To Fight Trump's Cuts to Professional Learning, Groups Plan 'Day of Action'

With Title II money on the chopping block under President Trump's desired budget, national education groups are coming together to make a case for why teachers and administrators need those professional development funds.

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