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.


Poll Finds Growing Disfavor of Common Core Among Tenn. Teachers

As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.


Colo. Students Protest School Board History Proposal

Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.


How Do You Keep Students From Becoming Cynical?

Can a new generation of students learn to be less cynical and become civically engaged in a positive manner?


In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.


'TEACH Roadtrip' Embraces Teaching In and Out of the Classroom

There are a lot of efforts aimed at getting youth to consider careers in teaching, but are they missing the problem behind teacher recruitment?


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