About Madeline @madeline_will
Madeline Will is the assistant editor for Education Week Teacher and a contributing writer for Education Week. She writes for the Teaching Now blog.
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Education May 09Why retired teachers struggle to make ends meet
In several states, retired teachers and other state workers haven’t gotten a cost-of-living adjustment to their pension checks in years. And with the cost of health care continuing to rise, retirees say they’re reaching a breaking point.
Education Jul 20Why didn’t this program aimed at boosting teacher effectiveness help students?
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s multi-million-dollar, multi-year effort aimed at making teachers more effective largely fell short of its goal to increase student achievement — including among low-income and minority students, a new study found.
Education May 02Teachers not shying away from divisive political discussion, survey suggests
Months after the 2016 presidential election, a majority of educators polled say that national politics have created a sharp divide among students, leaving teachers grappling with how to handle classroom conversations about controversial issues.
Education Oct 03Many U.S. teachers can’t afford to buy a house
The median income for a high school teacher is $56,882, making home ownership possible in only 62 percent of metro areas nationwide.
Education Sep 23Why teachers see this election as a high-stakes mine field in the classroom
Teachers say they are struggling with how to teach an election cycle that has inflamed racial and ethnic tensions, sparked name-calling between the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton, and drawn stark lines between—and even within—the…