Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.


All U.S. High Schools to Receive Free Copies of 'Selma'

Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.


As Teachers Unionize, Detroit Charter Company Leaves School

Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.


So Your 4th Grade Class Was Chewed Out by Lawmakers

A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.


Teacher Develops Curriculum to Deepen Digital Understanding

Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.


Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago.


Los Angeles Teachers Land 10 Percent Raise in Tentative Agreement

After nearly a year of negotiations, the Los Angeles school district has reached a tentative agreement with the teachers' union, settling on a deal that would increase teacher salaries by 10 percent.


Students' Race Affects How Teachers Judge Misbehavior, Study Says

A Stanford study finds that teachers recommend disciplinary action more often for black students than white ones, even for relatively minor issues like insubordination.


Study: Sharing iPads Beats 1-to-1 Programs for Improving Student Learning

A new study suggests that students could learn better by sharing iPads than in 1-to-1 programs, especially in early grades.


Reading Up on Teaching and Diversity

A New York Times analysis looks at the growing disparity between the racial make-up of public school students and that of the teaching profession.


Bigger Classes for Better Teachers? Not So Fast, Report Says

A recent report suggested that districts could cut costs by increasing salaries for effective teachers who are willing to take on larger classes, but a review of that report says that the idea has significant flaws.


Will Opt-Outs Affect Teacher Evaluations? Probably Not, Say Researchers

A new analysis of standardized test scores suggests that it would take very high numbers of students opting out of tests to hurt a teacher's evaluations.


Testing Season Gets Teachers Excused From Jury Duty

Two teachers in Tampa, Fla., used the demands of testing season to get excused from being on the jury for a murder trial.


Teachers Push Back on Criticism of Their Profession

Edu-bloggers have had mixed reactions to Nancie Atwell's criticisms of the teaching profession. Some applaud her comments, while others argue that discouraging potential teachers isn't the way to fix the education system.


How Does a Teacher of the Year Get Fired?

How teacher Brett Bigham went from being the best in his state to out of a job in less than two years involves months of frayed relations between him and his district.


Teacher to Gov. Chris Christie: Tone Down the Foul Language

New Jersey kindergarten teacher Cheryl Meyer used a town hall forum on Tuesday to tell Gov. Chris Christie that her students were picking up on his occasionally impolite language.


Idaho School Budget Brings Teacher Raises, Advancement Opportunities

Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.


What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.


Roundup: Educators React Strongly to Atlanta Verdicts

Education Week gathered reactions to the Atlanta test-cheating trial, in which 11 educators were found guilty of racketeering.

'Don't Become a Teacher': A History

Teachers have a long history of being hesitant to recommend the teaching profession.


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