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November 01, 2017

Using Test Scores Tends to Lower Teacher-Evaluation Ratings, Study Shows

Decisions about what elements to include in a teacher evaluation system, such as value-added measures, and how much weight to give them can have significant impacts on who is deemed proficient, according to a new study.

October 17, 2017

Where Teachers Can and Can't Afford to Live

New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.

October 12, 2017

Participation in Teachers' Unions is Down, And Likely to Tumble Further

The percentage of U.S. public school teachers participating in unions has been declining steadily over the last two decades—and the numbers are soon likely to take an even steeper dive.

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

Thousands of Teachers at Risk of Deportation Under DACA Repeal

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.

August 29, 2017

Oklahoma Teacher Shortage Is Worsening, Administrators Say

More than two-thirds of superintendents in Oklahoma said the teacher shortage is worse there now than it was last year.

August 18, 2017

The Key to Keeping Minority Teachers When the Rest of the Staff Is White

Support from the principal is important for retention of all teachers—but for minority teachers working in schools with few other teachers that look like them, it's critical, a new study shows.

August 17, 2017

Teaching Force Growing Faster Than Student Enrollment Once Again

The number of U.S. teachers has grown by 13 percent in four years, according to new data from the federal government, and has far outpaced the rise in student enrollment over the same time period.

August 03, 2017

Changes to Teacher Evaluation Haven't Worked. Or Have They? See D.C.

A new report points to Washington, D.C., as a place where evaluation reform has improved the teaching force.

July 30, 2017

Nearly Two-Thirds of New Science Educators Lack Training in Their Subjects

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.

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