February 2020 Archives

Principals and teachers hope these book vending machines will encourage good behavior and foster a love of reading. They might—but schools should make sure they don't discourage already reluctant readers, says one researcher.


A study of North Carolina enrollment data showed that all students, including black students, were more likely to sign up for advanced courses if a black teacher was among the instructors.


When teachers have experienced stressful events in their own childhoods, it could shape the way that they build classroom climate for their students, a study suggests.


The four finalists for National Teacher of the Year say their fellow teachers are sharing their stories and their students' stories more than ever, and it's time for policymakers to listen.


Targeted in a lawsuit focused on students' struggles to read, California has agreed to provide $53 million for early literacy instruction and a range of services to support it.


Renaming students is a common practice in foreign-language classes, but there has been a growing pushback among some educators, who say it can be culturally insensitive.


If Virginia's proposal is approved, it will become part of a trend: states that are taking a stronger role in helping teachers find high-quality curriculum materials.


As schools apply more scrutiny to the methods and materials they use to teach early reading, educators and parents in some states have started to form new advocacy efforts—trying to pressure states and districts to adopt new approaches to teacher training and evaluating materials.


A new study found that eliminating state testing did not have an effect on overall teacher turnover and attrition.


Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.


A new analysis by Grantmakers for Education shows that online crowdfunding requests are on the rise, and the fastest-growing category is for students' basic needs.


While advocates have long pushed for principals to play a bigger role in deciding decide what districts purchase, a new paper argues that districts should move buying decisions even closer to the classroom.


Elden's new novel, "Adequate Yearly Progress," is a satirical look at the day-to-day frustrations, minor victories, and interpersonal drama of teaching.


Nearly one-quarter of the high school graduates of 2019 who took Advanced Placement exams scored a 3 or higher, continuing trends of score improvements among students overall, according to results released Thursday by the College Board. But the results also show small declines for three ethnic groups, including white students.


Half of all states now require students to take an economics course or a class that covers economics content, and 21 require instruction in personal finance, according to a new report.


Primary season is now upon us. Here are three ideas for teaching in the wake of the Iowa caucus fallout.


A new study from the Fordham Institute argues that "the mindset that says 'everybody gets a gold star' does more damage than good."


The Tennessee department of education is proposing unsually comprehensive legislation that will require all current and new K-3 teachers, and those who train them, to know evidence-based reading instruction.


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