A Plan to Update Shakespeare to Modern English Causes Consternation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival rocked the literary world at the end of September with a bold announcement: Festival organizers are commissioning the translation of 39 Shakespearean plays into Modern English.

Arne Duncan's Legacy, in Onion Headlines

Will anyone's view of Arne Duncan's legacy change? It's probably too soon to tell. But we can look back at some of the high points and low points that history may judge.

Anyone Can Help a Student Graduate, PBS Program Aims to Prove

To go with the programming block, the producers also put out a list of seven simple steps that community members can take to help improve graduation rates.

The Hardest Part of Teaching Proper Grammar Might Be Unteaching It

Author Roxanna Elden offers some suggestions about teaching students to subvert the traditional rules of good grammar.

Public Shows 'Tough Love' for Teachers in Annual PDK/Gallup Poll

The initial results from the 2015 poll focused on public perceptions of testing and the Common Core State Standards.

Fired Lesbian Teacher Invited to White House Ceremony for Pope Francis

A religious education teacher who lost her job at Catholic school this summer because of her same-sex marriage has been invited to the White House welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis.

Union Slams New Mexico Plan to Give Teachers Classroom-Supply Money

As an attempt to mitigate a persistent school supply problem, New Mexico plans to give some 23,000 teachers prepaid gift cards for use on classroom materials. One local union calls it a distraction from larger funding issues.

Bill Aims to Give Teachers a Tax Break for Classroom-Supplies Spending

Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee.

LGBT Teachers Find Greater Acceptance, But Work Remains, Advocate Says

Kevin Jennings, a founder of GLSEN, discusses the progress made toward acceptance of LGBT teachers and students.

NYT Piece: Teachers Aren't Dumb, But Teacher Prep Might Be

A psychology professor argues that the real problem with U.S. education is not that teachers rank poorly among college graduates, but that the training they receive to become teachers is woeful.

Teachers in Pa. District Agree to Work for Free (Again)

The Chester Upland district has faced financial hardship for decades, and for the second time in four years, teachers will be working without pay.

Here Are Some Teacher Bloggers Doing Excellent Work

There are hundreds of brilliant, thoughtful teacher bloggers out there, and Education Week Teacher is lucky to have several of them writing for us. Follow them.

Heroic Newtown Teacher Soto Honored With School Name

The Victoria Soto School in Stratford, Conn., was dedicated on August 28.

Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.

A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.

There's Now an Erotic Novel About the Chicago Teachers' Strike of 2012?

The pseudonymous author maintains that, despite its genre affiliations, his book is meant to highlight the serious issues raised by the Chicago strike.

U.S. Schools Still Start Too Early, CDC Reports

To nearly no one's surprise, the early beginnings of school days are interrupting students' sleep and ultimately upsetting their health and education.

Teachers May Be Ceding Too Much Control in Quest for Student-Centered Learning

As ed tech becomes more of a factor in many classrooms, educators have started to wonder about how learning should be directed. That leads to some difficult questions around the future of the teaching profession.

Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It

Issues of subject expertise, teacher demographics, and working conditions are all part of the story behind regional teacher shortages.

This Week in Teacher Humor: Horror Stories From the Presidential Fitness Test

The President's Fitness Challenge was the worst, alphabet puns are the best, and hey: Who decided to greenlight "Wishbone"?

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