A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.
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March 06, 2015
February 05, 2015
A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.
November 14, 2014
A recent study identifies the problems facing LGBT students and presents steps that teachers can take to make the school environment more welcoming.
October 23, 2014
A Washington state school district has removed swings from its playgrounds, hoping to improve safety during playtime.
October 17, 2014
A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.
October 10, 2014
A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.
October 03, 2014
After using clips from "Pretty Woman" to explain dress code to female students, a North Dakota high school is getting negative feedback from parents and press.
January 21, 2014
The state's department of education is creating a rule that will make teachers accountable for students who might be absent for the first several weeks of the school year.
December 02, 2013
If you want to really understand what's happening in American education, Sam Chaltain urges us to spend the Monday after Thanksgiving in a school with high concentrations of students living in poverty. Why?
October 30, 2013
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.