After Outcry, San Francisco Archdiocese to Review Moral Code for Catholic Teachers

A requirement that teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools publicly uphold Church standards will be reviewed by a panel of teachers.


Teachers Favor Students With Similar Personalities, Says Study

A German study shows that teachers tend to favor those students whose personalities closely match their own.


'Harmful Materials' Bill Targeting Teacher Protections Passes Kan. Senate

A bill that would allow teachers to be prosecuted for providing "harmful materials" to minors has been passed by the Kansas Senate.


New Resource Lets Students Write Letters to Poets, and Maybe Get a Response

The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.


3 U.S. Teachers Named Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Three U.S. teachers are finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, which recognizes outstanding educators and comes with a $1 million award.


'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.


Catholic Schools Clamp Down on Teachers Supporting 'Evil' Activities

Teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools will be required to refrain from publicly supporting homosexuality and other "gravely evil" activities denounced by the church, according to a recent announcement.


Does Differentiation Work? A Debate Over Instructional Practices

Differentiation, a teaching approach that focuses on different instructional needs for each student, has sparked a heated debate in the education community.


Kan. Bill Would Remove Legal Protections for Teaching Controversial Materials

A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.


Bringing Black History Month to STEM Classes

Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.


Teachers Draw Lots to Keep Jobs After District Cuts Position

In a process marred by numerous problems, five first-year teachers in a West Virginia district had to pick numbers from a box to determine which of them would be laid off.


Harper Lee to Publish Sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird, But Why?

Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, will be released in July. But the circumstances are a drama of their own.

Career Day Ends in Disaster in New 'Saturday Night Live' Sketch

This past weekend, "Saturday Night Live" used teaching as fodder for two very different sketches.


Teacher Choreographs School-Wide Dance Set to 'Uptown Funk'

Scot Pankey, a theater teacher in Dallas, coordinated dozens of students for a dance that took over a vast swath of his high school.


Students Behaving Badly? A Trip to the Principal Could Be the Wrong Approach

Many schools are becoming adverse to harsh discipline measures, but that leaves teachers to wonder how best to address student behavioral issues.


Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.


'State of STEM' Event Focuses on Women in Science

A group of high-profile scientists spoke with students at the State of STEM event, encouraging young women in particular to pursue STEM careers.


2015 State of the Union: A Quick Recap for Teachers

What did President Obama discuss in his annual speech to the country? Here's a guide to what teachers should know.


Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.


PBS LearningMedia Hits 100,000 Digital Resources for Teachers

PBS LearningMedia now offers more than 100,000 digital resources, including common core-aligned videos, interactive learning games, and tools for teachers.


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