Recent research finds that school leaders are frequently hiring teachers based on personal referrals, which could have implications for both shortages and diversity gaps.
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January 25, 2018
January 18, 2018
The national network 100Kin10 has awarded $1 million in grants to five education groups that will work to empower STEM teachers to experiment and fail in the classroom.
January 16, 2018
Educators say teaching civics in an age of news overload and intense partisan division has become increasingly difficult. Teachers and education experts share some ideas on how to bring civic engagement into the classroom.
January 12, 2018
When highly effective teachers are given a hybrid role to lead other teachers, their students perform better in math and, to a lesser extent, reading, according to a new study.
January 11, 2018
The viral arrest of a Louisiana teacher isn't the only time school boards have clashed with parents and educators over free speech.
January 09, 2018
A video shows the middle school English teacher being handcuffed on the floor and put into a police car after she spoke out against a pay raise for the superintendent at a school board meeting.
January 08, 2018
A study by RTI International and Johns Hopkins University found evidence that teachers' assumptions and biases about their students' families can change after visiting their homes.
January 05, 2018
The education news site Chalkbeat plans to host the "Great American Teach-Off" at SXSW EDU. Will the event celebrate teaching or reduce it to a performance?
January 04, 2018
The four finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year are: a sign language teacher, an elementary art teacher, a teacher to immigrant and refugee students, and a teacher for the Department of Defense.
December 21, 2017
Studies on teacher effectiveness, lessons from Finland, and 'The Magic School Bus' all made this year's list of most-read Teaching Now posts.