The teacher policy and recruitment group TNTP has announced the four winners of its annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.


Grant Wiggins, the educator and "Understanding by Design" author who helped usher in a new pedagogical approach to classroom instruction, died Tuesday. He was 64.


A new study by researchers at Harvard and Brown University finds that regular personalized communications from teachers to parents can in fact have a sizable impact on students' chances for success in their classes.


A survey of the 2015 state teachers of the year takes a look at top teachers' thoughts on issues affecting students, where funding should be directed, and what parts of the job they value most.


A new U.K. study finds that cellphone bans in schools can have the same effect on test scores as adding a week of instructional time.


When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.


A new study says that fidgeting may actually help students with ADHD learn better and stay alert in the classroom.


A new survey of teacher working conditions finds teachers frustrated by a lack of quality professional development and negative media portrayals.


Carol Burris, a nationally recognized principal, announced recently that she will be resigning from her position after this school year, citing test-heavy teacher-evaluation processes as a key reason for her departure.


A report from the American Psychological Association lays out 20 psychological principles that teachers should know, as well as practical advice for using each one in the classroom.


Phone calls from the Department of Education, posts from students-turned-teachers, and more ways people are showing their appreciation for teachers this week.


The late night host, along with the Morgridge Family Foundation and ScanSource, are helping to fund nearly 1,000 projects at more than 375 schools.


A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.


According to two new surveys, a majority of Americans think K-12 teachers are underappreciated and underpaid, but most teachers are satisfied with their jobs anyway.


In a sprawling but nuanced examination, comedian John Oliver explained why the U.S. standardized testing system exists and the harms it creates.


The Onion has some issues with a budding rocket scientist, retiring teachers pop up in a web comic, and McSweeney's talks about the common core.


A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.


A new longitudinal study establishes updated rates for teacher retention and mobility, and looks at possible factors behind each.


The Great Recession forced California, like many other states, to lay off thousands of teachers. Now some big districts in the state are facing teacher shortages, and are weighing how to fill the gaps.


High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.


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