The twirling gadgets are sparking lessons in writing, science, technology, and math, among other subjects.
The proposed budget from the Trump administration eliminates the Title II grant program, which pays for professional development and class-size reduction efforts.
In some districts, there are more than 100 English-language learners for every dedicated ELL teacher.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently announced that he plans to use $44 million in city money to pay for the construction of up to 150 affordable rental units for teachers.
The Graide Network connects teachers with assistants who can help with grading.
The legislation, which is like similar laws passed in Oklahoma and Utah last year, only applies to prospective educators with experience in fields "relevant" to the subject area they plan to teach.
The Double Check professional development program aims to help teachers build classroom environments where students feel acknowledged and understood.
Too many teacher-preparation programs are doing a poor job of covering content that future science and social studies teachers need to master, according to a new report on the programs preparing high school teachers.
TEACH-NOW has received the full seven-year accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, making it the first online-only institution to meet the council's new, more-rigorous standards.
The results of the survey underscore a national trend as teachers around the country say they need more training and support to implement discipline methods aimed at reducing the numbers of student suspensions and expulsions.