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.


Project Asks Teachers to Help Create the 'World's Largest Lesson'

The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."


Is 'Multi-Classroom' Teaching in Your Future?

In Nashville, Bailey Middle Prep tries to keep good teachers like Whitney Bradley in the classroom by turning them into multi-classroom team leaders.


Finland to Reduce Role of Academic Subjects Through 'Phenomenon' Teaching

A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.


Teacher Chides One Direction for Interfering With Test Prep

The departure of One Direction band member Zayn Malik wreaked havoc on a San Antonio teacher's standardized-test preparation.


Classroom-Exchange Program Exposes Inequalities

What happens when students get an up-close glimpse of the vast resource disparities between different schools?


White House Events Make a Point on Science Teaching

Educators often praise the power of modeling in teaching, as in life. We talk about role models for a reason. So consider this question: What would it mean for students if the President of the United States chose not to accept science?


Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.


For Students Who Want to Be Teachers, New Documentary Explores Obstacles

"The Road to TEACH" follows the cross-country road trip of three 20-somethings who are considering careers in education despite discouragement from parents and peers.


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