Executed Photojournalist Was Teach For America Alumnus

James Foley, the missing American photojournalist who was executed this week by the Islamic State militant group operating in Iraq and Syria, was known for his courage and dedication to humane causes. He was also a former teacher.


Watch Bill Gates (and Many Teachers) Get Drenched With Ice Water

Vast swaths of teachers and celebrities are lining up to raise money for ALS research.


Teacher Raises Over $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

Here's how teachers around the country are responding to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo.


Upcoming Twitter Chat: Helping New Teachers

Entering the teaching profession is a daunting commitment, and finding support is often the key to sticking around.


Why Aren't Schools Giving Teachers More Collaboration Time?

Teachers often wish for collaboration time with peers, yet often their professional development overlooks this. Why?


App Seeks to Take Complexity Out of Teaching Physics

A new app by SciPlay aims to make physics concepts not only accessible to students of all levels, but help teachers with student engagement in complex subject matters.


Robin Williams—a Teacher, a Genie, and a Nanny—Dead at 63

The prolific comedian and actor, and star of "Dead Poets Society," was found dead at his home Monday night.


Richard Nixon: A Tricky Legacy to Teach

While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.


These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts

Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.


App Aims to Boost Comprehension by Putting E-Books to Music

A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."


Bel Kaufman, Teacher Who Skewered Public School Bureaucracy, Dies at 103

Kaufman's 1965 novel Up the Down Staircase depicted teaching in New York City public schools without any glamour or rose-colored glasses, earning her rave reviews from teachers in the school system.


Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says

D.C. may be one of the best places for career teachers in search of high pay, a new report says, while South Dakota is unquestionably the worst.


Finding the Gold Standard of Common Standards Implementation

In North Carolina's Iredell-Statesville school district, teachers report a smooth implementation of the standards now being targeted for review by the state legislature.


TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.


Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.


Yes, Teachers Are Working During the Summer

Teachers are actively engaged with student learning and their own professional development during the summer.


Twitter Chat: Summer Learning for Students and Teachers

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be holding a Twitter chat exploring summer learning for both students and educators.


Let 'Weird Al' Yankovic Teach Your Students Grammar

Musician and comedian Weird Al Yankovic has a new video out that might help students appreciate good grammar.


For Unions, Policy Battles Are Just History Repeating

Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.


Teen Ousts District's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed. Program

A Canadian teenager's complaint about the quality of her sex-education class has led her district to find a new curriculum.


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