For President Obama's final State of the Union speech, there were some nods to education, and there was confidence for the future.


The Council of Chief State Schools Officers announced today the four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.


Bar matron Maz Kanata, introduced in "The Force Awakens," has her roots in director J.J. Abrams' childhood.


In an interview, educator and author Roxanna Elden talks about getting new teachers to stay in the classroom, even when times get especially tough.


How many issues affected teachers in 2015? Roughly: A bajillion.


A state teachers' union has filed a formal federal complaint over a Florida teacher bonus program that the union alleges discriminates against teachers based on age and race.


In an effort to combat a regional teacher shortage, the Sonoma County school district in California is planning to open its own school of education.


A San Antonio teacher demurred a public display of affection at a Spurs game this week out of concerns about being spotted by students.


Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."


Teachers in the San Bernardino, Calif., sought to make classrooms as normal as possible for students this week, following the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday.


In an effort to encourage more descriptive writing, many language arts teachers have adopted that practice of barring students from using certain commonplace words in compositions.


Twenty-one teachers in Milford, Mass., are volunteering to work off-hours to gain dual-certification in English as a second language instruction.


As our way of expressing gratitude for the hard work educators do, we have compiled some of our favorite inspirational posts from the EdWeek archives into a Storify to serve as a pick-me-up for any teachers who might need an extra boost this time of year the year.


The teachers strike Peters Township, Pa., has become particularly ugly over the past couple weeks, with reports of protesters dropping dead animals along the teachers' picket line.


A new survey finds that Californians show concern about teaching shortages.


For students, waiting on the results of a test isn't always easy, but sometimes it can be emotionally rewarding.


The new law evaluates both teachers' and administrators' performance through the use of multiple rating categories, based on student growth and assessment results.


New reports from Minnesota show that the State Board of Teaching isn't satisfying critics' calls to ease the licensure process for out-of-state teachers.


Peggy Brookins, a former math teacher in Florida, will officially take charge of the NBPTS after serving as interim president and CEO since this past summer.


Now in its fifth year, the Flame Challenge dares scientists to explain the concept of sound to young students.


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