September 2020 Archives

Many teachers use the presidential debates as a teaching tool for civics, but the first Trump-Biden showdown was anything but educational.


The instructional techniques teachers normally use won't work in classes with 50, 60, or 70 students, educators say.


Experts are concerned that any progress states were beginning to make with raising teacher pay will be wiped away by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.


Spending 30 more minutes per day on social studies in elementary school is linked with better reading performance by the end of 5th grade, according to a new study.


Teachers share their advice on building strong relationships through a computer screen.


President Trump said "we're going to have to see what happens," in response to whether he would honor the results of the election. How can teachers address that in class?


A new process for judging the quality of professional development has made its debut, with the aim of answering a difficult question: Which PD is high-quality and which isn't?


Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."


Teachers and parents have a long list of health precautions they feel are essential to reopening schools, but teachers are somewhat less confident that their districts will put those measures in place.


By law, the president can't mandate or control what schools teach.


Districts all over the country have been rolling back plans to teach students in person because of the coronavirus. But now there are signs that some districts are getting more comfortable with the all-in-person approach.


Five teachers who are back in classrooms talk about challenges they've faced under the new restrictions and ways to make socially distanced school manageable.


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