Comedy Duo Key and Peele: Why Not Treat Teachers Like Pro Athletes?

(Or why not treat them even better?)


Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

Local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis training skills when an active shooter attacked a movie theater in Louisiana.


Is the Teaching Profession Going Backwards?

A PBS NewsHour report suggests that the teacher job market may be returning to "old patterns" in terms of demographics and job stability.


Univ. Professor Tests (or Tricks?) Students With Extra Credit Question

A University of Maryland psychology professor promises his students extra credit, but only if they properly illustrate a theory learned in class.


So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.


New Law Gives Fla. Teachers Bonuses Based on SAT Scores (Their Own)

A new $44 million program will give teachers a chance to earn a bonus, but the qualification system has left many educators feeling angry and disenfranchised.


Science and Math Teachers Earn $10,000 Awards From President Obama

President Obama named the newest winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching last week, adding over 100 educators to those who have previously won the honor.


Calif. Teacher Stirs Controversy by Taking Shakespeare Off Syllabus

The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.


Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.


Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.


English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.


Renowned Educator Rafe Esquith on Suspension From Teaching

The internationally acclaimed teacher was removed from his classroom earlier this year, though circumstances behind the suspension remain murky.


Study: Students Learn Better When Lectures Come With Visual Aids

The study digs into why students would be better at a lesson based on when they get visual assistance.


Teachers' Feedback Can Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.


How Many Valedictorians Is Too Many?

An Ohio school district graduated 222 high school valedictorians this year, calling into question value of the title.


This Online Game Shows the Hard Choices Teachers Face Every Day

Teachers and administrators have to make dozens—even hundreds—of hard decisions every day. A recently released game shows but a few of them.


Meet 'Lincoln,' the White House Hawk Named by N.H. 4th Grade Class

In March, a New Hampshire class failed to get the red-tailed hawk named as their state raptor. But naming the president's new pet is a nice victory.


Teachers Don't Want More Data, They Want Better Data, Gates Survey Finds

A new survey by the Gates Foundation finds that nearly all teachers regularly use digital tools like digital gradebooks, but are unhappy with the data or the tools they have access to.


Fla. Teacher Suspended for Jamming Students' Cellphone Signals

A science teacher in Pasco County, Fla., got fed up with students using their cellphones in class, in violation of school policy, and opted for a more proactive approach than writing them up.


Teaching in Wisconsin Might Not Even Require a College Degree Soon

A legislative proposal would allow districts to hire candidates without any demonstrated pedagogical training, and in some cases, without a bachelor's degree.


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