Presented by Education Week

The State of Teaching: Empowering an Essential Profession

Mar 6, 2024

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

K-12 teachers are one of America’s most essential workforces, and the profession is at a critical inflection point. The increasing demands of the job, along with intense public scrutiny and often-negative media storylines, are straining all parts of the profession’s talent pipeline. Today at SXSW EDU, Education Week is launching an ambitious new State of Teaching project that aims to bust myths and telling the three-dimensional stories critical to changing oversimplified, sometimes-inaccurate narratives about our teachers. EdWeek's journalists and researchers will present highlights from our first annual report, including findings from exclusive national surveys of teachers and principals.

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Beth Frerking

Education Week

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Holly Kurtz

EdWeek Research Center

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Madeline Will

Education Week