Michael Petrilli of the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute dubs Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, the "2012 Education Person of the Year." But the real education people of the year gave their lives for their students at Sandy Hook.
December 2012 Archives
Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.
According to our metrics, teacher-readers this year were most interested in articles about on-the-ground classroom strategies, including grouping, tech use, and relationship-building.
An educator warns that the centrality of standardized tests in mathparticularly vis-a-vis teacher evaluationsmay reduce the flexibility teachers' need to engage students in the subject.
Here are the most popular Teaching Now blog posts from the last 12 months, ranked by the number of page views received.
A new research study finds that, when it comes to student growth in mathematics, motivation and effective study skills are more important than sheer intelligence.
A new report looking at volunteering and civic engagement in the U.S. found that the most popular places for parents to volunteer were schools and other youth organizations.
Almost half of parents pay kids at least $1 for getting an A," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a July poll conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
A number of educator-bloggers have drawn inspiration and a sense of professsional strength from the Sandy Hook teachers' actions.
President Obama's statement on the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.
An Ohio teacher is feeling the wrath of reproving parents and administrators after penning an erotic novel.
NYC teacher Ariel Sacks digs into ancient Eastern spiritual writings (and Facebook) to come up with a kind of koan on classroom management.
In a Huffington Post piece, two Google executives write about what they perceive as a "major flaw" in the Common Core State Standards: It doesn't address computer science.
On Wednesday, the Florida department of education posted the first round of aggregate results from its new teacher evaluation system--then within hours identified errors and pulled the data from its website.
On the 71st anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an article poses questions on on history teaching in schools.
J. Crew, a most popular brand among young professionals, is now selling a t-shirt in support of the nonprofit--and controversial--teacher placement program, Teach for America.
An Ind. state senator, frustrated by the failure of a bill he introduced to require schools to teach creationism, now has plans to push legislation promoting the lofty-sounding notion of "truth in education."
Technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes on Edutopia that teachers need to beware of the "dangerous" stereotype that all students these days are "digital natives."
The Los Angeles school district and the city's teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement about the conditions of a new teacher evaluation system, putting an end to months of court-ordered bargaining.