A new longitudinal study establishes updated rates for teacher retention and mobility, and looks at possible factors behind each.
April 2015 Archives
The Great Recession forced California, like many other states, to lay off thousands of teachers. Now some big districts in the state are facing teacher shortages, and are weighing how to fill the gaps.
High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.
Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.
Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.
A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.
Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.
A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago.
After nearly a year of negotiations, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.
A Stanford study finds that teachers recommend disciplinary action more often for black students than white ones, even for relatively minor issues like insubordination.
A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.
A New York Times analysis looks at the growing disparity between the racial make-up of public school students and that of the teaching profession.
A recent report suggested that districts could cut costs by increasing salaries for effective teachers who are willing to take on larger classes, but a review of that report says that the idea has significant flaws.
A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.
Two teachers in Tampa, Fla., used the demands of testing season to get excused from being on the jury for a murder trial.
Edu-bloggers have had mixed reactions to Nancie Atwell's criticisms of the teaching profession. Some applaud her comments, while others argue that discouraging potential teachers isn't the way to fix the education system.
How teacher Brett Bigham went from being the best in his state to out of a job in less than two years involves months of frayed relations between him and his district.
New Jersey kindergarten teacher Cheryl Meyer used a town hall forum on Tuesday to tell Gov. Chris Christie that her students were picking up on his occasionally impolite language.
Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.
A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.
Teachers have a long history of being hesitant to recommend the teaching profession.
The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."