December 2019 Archives

Decoy smartphones. Firecrackers. A live bird. Teachers tell classroom stories about some of the wacky items they've taken from students.

Nebraska's education department released an interactive instructional materials map last week, showing what curricula districts have adopted for English-language arts, math, and K-8 science.

Just 16 states require incoming teachers to provide evidence of successful prior job performance, a National Council on Teacher Quality analysis found.

Here's a review of the research that sums up a big year for the teaching profession.

Half the states got top marks for the content of their high school civics programs in a report from the Center for American Progress.

A new study finds that materials often portray scientists as geniuses working alone—a framing that can make students think science isn't for them.

From an increase in teacher activism to a decline in the number of people who want to be teachers, here are 10 of the biggest shifts in the profession over the past decade.

A group of teachers and literacy advocates are pushing back after Richard Allington, one of the country's most prominent experts on early literacy, made inflammatory claims about dyslexia at a Tennessee literacy conference this week.

"In many respects, teacher-evaluation practices in [the D.C. school district] seem to be working to the advantage of students," one researcher said.

A new study argues that the performance-based teacher licensing test edTPA does not always yield reliable results and that the scores are misleading.

A new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute paints a bleak picture of lesson-sharing sites such as ReadWriteThink, Share My Lesson, and Teachers Pay Teachers.

Nearly every state in the nation has experienced enrollment declines, with some states seeing steep declines of more than 50 percent.

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