Teacher-preparation programs are rushing to figure out how to support teacher-candidates while still meeting state requirements, which are starting to be revised in some places.
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Here are tips for educators who are starting virtual read-aloud sessions for their students during school building closures.
School districts in Las Vegas, Sacramento, Calif., Fulton County, Ga., and other places have stopped paying their substitutes as school closures stretch on.
Worried that coronavirus testing disruptions will harm their college applications, a coalition of student groups is calling on colleges and universities to accept applications without SAT or ACT scores when application season starts up again next fall.
"We're holding out hope we can bring a sense of completion and finality to kids and families and end this unprecedented year on a positive note," American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said.
The tests will be offered in 45-minute online exams, which students can take on one of two dates later this spring, the College Board announced on Friday.
The National Education Policy Center and Education Deans for Justice and Equity released a joint statement on Thursday, claiming that "there is no settled science of reading."
Now that most states have closed schools in response to the coronavirus, many teachers face the same question: Can we create a classroom community virtually?
Spring testing is being cancelled or delayed as the coronavirus closes tens of thousands of schools nationwide. EdWeek is tracking states' assessment plans.
To help ease the transition to remote instruction, educators have launched virtual professional learning communities to share resources, ask questions, and give advice.
Student-teachers are grappling with uncertainty over housing, graduation requirements, and their ability to meet requirements for the edTPA licensing test.
The winners of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Awards reflect on how they invite students' questions about the world and encourage them to share their perspectives.
"There's a science of learning, and ... there's not a single teacher who couldn't benefit, I think, from knowing these principles," said the executive director of Deans for Impact, a group of education school leaders.
Long Beach Unified created a "math assistant principal," position, among other initiatives, to support students in schools that have the highest needs in math. Stacey Benuzzi, who holds that position, explains how her job works.
As the virus continues to spread, some teachers have made COVID-19 a focus of their lessons, in attempts to explain the facts and debunk rumors.
Like other Americans, liberal and conservative teachers perceive news sources' credibility differently. How does that affect their teaching of media literacy?
As the importance of good reading instruction attracts new attention, data show that only 19 states require aspiring teachers to pass a test that shows they've mastered research-based methods for teaching children to read.
Many teachers are not seeing eye-to-eye with their bosses on what reading instruction should look like, and the value of various strategies.