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- Teaching Profession From Our Research Center Flu and COVID-19 Are Surging. Here’s How Educators Feel About Masking NowRespiratory illnesses are on the rise. Only 3 percent of educators say they regularly wear a mask at school.Teaching Profession ‘Days Off Just Aren’t an Option’: Why Teachers Don’t Use Their Sick DaysMany say it’s more work to be absent, so it’s easier to show up sick.Teaching Profession What Teachers Were Reading This Year: Top 10 StoriesTake a look back at what teachers told us were some of the most important stories of the year.Teaching Profession Opinion Would You Tell a Student to Become a Teacher? It DependsOpinions are divided on the messages we send young people about the teaching job.Teaching Profession See How Diverse Your State's Education Workforce IsOur interactive visualization shows how states stack up in creating a more representative teaching force.Teaching Profession Teachers Face Backlash—and Discipline—for Political Stances on Israel-Hamas WarRecent clashes over teachers' views on the war raise concerns about political expression inside and outside the classroom.Teaching Profession No, Teachers Don't Take More Time Off Than Other Professionals. Here's How They CompareConcerns about teacher absences have been voiced for years. New research compares absences between teachers and similar occupations.Teaching Profession 'My Dad Is Nocturnal' And 10 Other Funny Things Kids Have Said to Their TeachersKids say the darndest things. That’s why America’s classrooms are full of unfiltered hilarity.Teaching Profession Could Reimagining Teaching Help Teachers Love Their Jobs More? Here’s HowSome districts and schools have created new roles and opportunities for teachers.Teaching Profession Substitute Teachers Would Like You to Stop Treating Them Like BabysittersA research review found that substitute teachers get little respect and professional training.Teaching Profession Opinion Teachers of Color Face Unique Challenges. Here Are Some of ThemTeaching is hard enough, but educators of color face additional—often invisible—tasks.Teaching Profession Opinion 'You Work for Us': How a Student's Slight Captures the Disrespect Teachers FaceCompare the treatment of teachers with other public servants and you’ll notice a disturbing trend.Teaching Profession Teachers Don't Qualify for Overtime Pay. Should They?Teachers are exempt from overtime-pay laws. Some say that rule deserves a second look.