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Teaching and leadership resources

The following is a list of recent resources for those focused on the professional improvement of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders.

International Survey: U.S. Teachers Are Overworked, Feel Underappreciated  TEACHERS IN THE U.S. work longer hours and spend more time during the school day teaching than teachers in other parts of the world. And while the majority are satisfied with their jobs, only a fraction believes American society values their profession. The topline findings of the Teaching and Learning International Survey, an international study published Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, showcase the grievances at the heart of the wave of educator unrest that’s prompted strikes, protests, and walkouts in nearly a dozen states and school districts across the U.S.

New Initiative to Advance Teacher and Principal Preparation Grounded in the Science of Learning  Gretchen Wright of the Learning Policy Institute highlights its new Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) initiative, developed with the Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Grounded in research, the EdPrepLab is designed to ensure new teachers and leaders are able to help all k-12 students develop skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and the ability to apply knowledge in a range of contexts.

Ed Advocacy Group Tries To Make Shift Happen  When Illinois revamped its school funding formula in 2017, lawmakers didn’t touch the teacher pension system. That means it’s still operating under the same inequitable framework that led to the push for school funding reform in the first place. Now, an influential advocacy group is warning those inequities will be compounded if the state doesn’t address the teacher pension system soon.