National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.


In Classrooms, Halloween Costumes Can Raise Sensitive Issues

Halloween can be a fun holiday, but some costumes can be offensive. Fortunately, there are some ways teachers can encourage students to make smart costume choices.


Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.


District Phasing Out Swingsets, Citing Safety Concerns

A Washington state school district has removed swings from its playgrounds, hoping to improve safety during playtime.


Philadelphia Contract Cancellation Sparks Protests, Rebuttals

After a contract cancellation, teachers in Philadelphia will now have to pay for health insurance. What are the future implications of this move on both teachers and students?


A Seriously Experienced Educator: Brooklyn Math Teacher Turns 100

After decades as a math teacher, a Brooklyn math bee coach celebrates her 100th birthday.


Can Students Benefit From More Phone Time?

A recent poll shows that students wish they could use technology in the classrooms more often, while a second study suggests that for students who multitask often, having phones around may not be a distraction.


You Do Have Time to Be a Teacher Leader

In the latest Education Week Twitter chat, participants rejected the idea that teachers don't have time to take on leadership opportunities.


Twitter Chat: What Is Teacher Leadership and Why Is It So Hard to Establish?

In the latest installment of Education Week's Twitter chat series, we discuss what it actually means to be a teacher leader.


National Teacher-Leadership Initiative Improves, But Can It Endure?

The Commit to Lead site has certainly improved in some aspects since it launched in August.


District Trains Teachers in Using Inclusive Approach to Gender

After facing backlash from parents and the media, the public school district in Lincoln, Neb. is refusing to back down from programs designed to encourage the use of gender-inclusive language.


Researchers Offer Prescriptions for Retaining Teachers

A panel of education experts says that the nation's understaffing problem is about retention, not recruitment. The solutions? Better leadership and more freedom for teachers.


Malala Yousafzai Becomes Youngest Winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, will be the youngest-ever winner of the award.


The Solution to Our Nation's STEM Problems? A Huggable, Talking Robot

The creators of a newly funded Kickstarter project, TROBO, want to offer children a toy that will also teach.


Nevada Schools Wish the Economy Would Stop Recovering

The recent surge in population around Clark County and Las Vegas has caused a headache for a district unable to provide enough space and resources for students.


Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.


Talking About Dress Codes? Avoid 'Pretty Woman'

After using clips from "Pretty Woman" to explain dress code to female students, a North Dakota high school is getting negative feedback from parents and press.


Arizona Looks Toward the Philippines to Fill Teacher Positions

"If we are going all the way across the world when we have qualified teachers right here in Arizona, we should be asking why they are leaving."


Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag

A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.


How to Teach Emotionally Demanding Millennials

Students valued classroom time and had a stronger interest in a subject when they felt that their instructors were available to provide emotional support, a recent study finds.


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