Teacher Preparation

Teacher training programs are facing profound challenges. Enrollment in traditional programs is down while alternative routes to the classroom proliferate. Amidst a growing call for raising the quality of the U.S. teaching force, The Hechinger Report is examining whether teachers are being adequately prepared.

The baseball bat, cement hall pass and bug spray that high school teacher Margo L. has imagined using in an active shooter scenario.

To teach, protect and serve

Nine educators on what it means to work in education in the age of mass shootings and widespread gun violence

Michelle Pfeiffer in “Dangerous Minds.”

OPINION: Confessions of a white teacher in an urban school

‘I hadn’t a clue’ — What I learned the hard way my rookie year

hands-on learning

TEACHER VOICE: A summer in a science lab taught me the importance of hands-on learning

Creating more ‘eureka moments’ in the classroom

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to then-Director of Communications for the White House Public Liaison Office Omarosa Manigault during an event in the Oval Office of the White House October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Good teachers use the N-word

But it's how they use it that makes all the difference

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Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson watches during practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Berea, Ohio.

Disrupting education, the NFL way

Hiring more black public school teachers helps students get to the goal line

Kanetha Brown goes over the days of the week with her charges at her home-based child care program in Wichita, Kan. Brown has training as an educator, but knows of other home-based care options where kids learn little during the day. Most states only require a high school diploma to run a home-based child care facility.

Five things you should know about the people watching your children

Caring for young children in the U.S. continues to be devalued as unskilled ‘women’s work’

20 judgments a teacher makes in 1 minute and 28 seconds

A researcher says 'micro moments' in the classroom reveal implicit biases, subtle racism and sexism

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