Watch: The Most Entertaining Morning-Announcements Duo

There really isn't much to be excited about in the school morning announcements, but "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon and his guest Julianna Margulies did their best.


Phone Calls With Whales: The Power of Fiction in Children's Lives

Author Mac Barnett shows the importance of bringing some absurdity into the world, especially where children are concerned.


Survey: Death of High Schoolers' Reading Habits Greatly Exaggerated

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.


Twitter Chat: Instilling Civic Responsibility in Students

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.


Homework in Elementary School Divides Educators

Only one school in Chicago has taken advantage of a district rule that allows banning homework.


Global Study: U.S. Teachers Work More Hours, With Less Financial Return

On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.


Reform-Minded China Tries to Get 'Teachers' Day' Under Control

To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.


Cyberbullying Increases as Students Get Older, Study Finds

Students transition from traditional bullying to cyber bullying as they grow up, a new study says.


Fiction Teaches Students Empathy, Research Shows

Children can learn empathy through reading fiction and identifying with characters in a story, a new study concludes.


Social Class Issues Complicate School Tech Efforts

The new digital divide causes a problem for students and parents, certainly, but also for teachers who are trying not only to integrate new tools into their instruction but also to navigate economic issues in their classrooms.


Marvel to Release Special Anti-Bullying Comic Editions

Though using comics in classrooms isn't totally mainstream yet, there's certainly opportunity to do so.


Peyton Manning Offers Students a Lesson in Math and Finances

ESPN suggests turning football into an opportunity to teach students about financial literacy.


Teachers Continue Relying on Charity to Solve Classroom Resource Woes

Another year, another example of teachers spending hundreds of their own dollars on classroom supplies.


Ed. Dept. Launches Site to Promote Teacher-Leadership Ideas

The vague promise of a federal teacher-leadership program seems to be growing into something more tangible.


Time With Nature Reduces Student Stress, Research Says

Schools can reduce stress simply by allowing children to play in green spaces, instead of only focusing on teaching children how to cope with stress.


Standing Desks May Be the Next Classroom Trend

Letting students stand in class, rather than forcing them to sit, may be beneficial for students' health and increase concentration levels.


New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.


Harvard Expert Questions Teachers' Readiness for Teacher-Led Schools

In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.


District Bans Discussion of Ferguson Protests, Citing Opinionated Teachers

A superintendent in an Illinois district said that parents complained about teachers interjecting their own opinions into class discussions of the protests roiling nearby Ferguson, Mo.


It's Actually OK to Smile Before Christmas, and Other Tips for New Teachers

In the latest installment of Education Week and Education Week Teacher's Twitter chat series, we asked educators for what advice they treasured as new teachers—and what advice wasn't so great.


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