September 2014 Archives

As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.

Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.

Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

There are a lot of efforts aimed at getting youth to consider careers in teaching, but are they missing the problem behind teacher recruitment?

There really isn't much to be excited about in the school morning announcements, but "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and his guest Julianna Margulies did their best.

Author Mac Barnett shows the importance of bringing some absurdity into the world, especially where children are concerned.

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.

Only one school in Chicago has taken advantage of a district rule that allows banning homework.

On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.

To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.

Students transition from traditional bullying to cyber bullying as they grow up, a new study says.

Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.

The new digital divide causes a problem for students and parents, certainly, but also for teachers who are trying not only to integrate new tools into their instruction but also to navigate economic issues in their classrooms.

Though using comics in classrooms isn't totally mainstream yet, there's certainly opportunity to do so.

ESPN suggests turning football into an opportunity to teach students about financial literacy.

Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.

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