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April 18, 2019

'Deprofessionalization Is Killing the Soul of Teaching,' Union President Says

The teaching profession is in the midst of an "ongoing and alarming crisis," American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said.

March 26, 2019

Are Teacher Shortages Worse Than We Thought?

High-poverty schools are hit the hardest when it comes to a lack of fully certified and experienced teachers, a new report from the Economic Policy Institute says.

March 19, 2019

Advocacy Group Seeking to End Teacher Tenure Has Lost Its Last Staff Member

The Partnership for Educational Justice, which was founded by school reform activist Campbell Brown, has lost its executive director as it focuses resources toward an anti-tenure lawsuit.

February 20, 2019

Higher Pay Leads to Smarter Teachers, Global Study Says

Students perform better academically when they have teachers with higher cognitive skills, the study found.

December 20, 2018

This State Is Reimagining How to Mentor Teachers in Alternative-Certification Programs

Eight Louisiana school systems are piloting an approach in which alternative-certification teacher candidates receive a full period of support from their mentor each day.

October 23, 2018

Should Student Behavior Be Factored Into Teacher Evaluations? Study Says Yes

Teachers' impact on non-cognitive, or social-emotional, skills is more predictive of students' long-term success than their impact on test scores, the study found.

October 01, 2018

There Are Many More Female STEM Teachers Now Than 20 Years Ago

Over the last two decades, STEM teachers have become increasingly more likely to be female and well-qualified.

August 22, 2018

Teachers in Kentucky No Longer Have to Earn a Master's Degree

The removal of a requirement that teachers earn a master's degree by their 10th year in the profession has been criticized by educators and the state teachers' union.

May 14, 2018

Teacher-Prep Rankings That Use Student Test Scores Are Not Reliable, Says Analysis

States using student test scores to rank teacher-prep programs should find a better way, according to new analysis.

April 12, 2018

Review of Graduate and Alternative Programs Finds Gaps in Teacher Prep

The National Council on Teacher Quality's latest review of 714 graduate-level and alternative teacher-preparation programs finds that many aspiring teachers don't have the content knowledge necessary for the job.

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