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July 26, 2016

Educator-Author Launches 'Starter Kit' Email Resource for New Teachers

Roxanna Elden, a former teacher who created a popular email series of encouragement for educators in 2015, returns with online support for first-year teachers in their first days of school.

June 30, 2016

More Districts Can Use Data Tool to Hire Top Teachers With Company's Acquisition

TeacherMatch, a company that claims its software program can predict how effective teacher candidates will be in the classroom, was acquired by a larger company as more school districts use data to hire effective teachers.

April 28, 2016

When Hawaii Says It Needs Teachers, People Respond

Here's one way to curb a teacher shortage: be Hawaii. Mainland, take notes.

February 19, 2016

Online Teacher-Coaching Services on the Rise

To help hone their skills and improve their classroom practice, a growing number of teachers are getting help from virtual-coaching services, according to a story in the Hechinger Report this week.

December 18, 2015

Faced With Shortage, Calif. District Opens Own Teacher-Education School

In an effort to combat a regional teacher shortage, the Sonoma County school district in California is planning to open its own school of education.

October 10, 2014

Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.

August 21, 2014

It's Actually OK to Smile Before Christmas, and Other Tips for New Teachers

In the latest installment of Education Week and Education Week Teacher's Twitter chat series, we asked educators for what advice they treasured as new teachers—and what advice wasn't so great.

August 19, 2014

Upcoming Twitter Chat: Helping New Teachers

Entering the teaching profession is a daunting commitment, and finding support is often the key to sticking around.

August 27, 2012

What Tony Danza Learned From Teaching

As we reported in 2009, Tony Danza, the actor best known for playing the loveable housekeeper in the 1980's sitcom "Who's the Boss," spent a year teaching at a public high school in Philadelphia. And now—surprise, surprise—he's written a book about the experience. In a related opinion pie...

August 15, 2012

Defining the Classroom Rules

One of the inevitable first-day-of-school tasks for elementary teachers (and many secondary teachers) is introducing the class rules. So it's no wonder teacher-bloggers have taken up the topic this week. Patricia Hensley, author of the Successful Teaching blog, laments educators' use of vague langu...

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