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October 17, 2019
A new report outlines danger signs of censorship at student-run newspapers.
September 25, 2018
After nine years of faithful blogging for Education Week Teacher, retired educator Nancy Flanagan has written her 500th and final post for the website.
May 01, 2018
More than 50 teachers named as the 2018 teachers of the year in their states sat down for a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, which included some "verbal sparring."
April 16, 2018
The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.
March 29, 2017
A national survey found that most teachers don't think state education agencies have sought enough input from teachers in developing their state ESSA plans.
December 29, 2016
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December 15, 2016
In many school districts, the classroom is still a difficult place for LGBT students and teachers, says a report by Human Rights Watch.
August 10, 2016
A new report by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future sets policy recommendations to improve teaching and learning, 20 years after the original report pushed teaching to the forefront of the education reform movement.