Nancie Atwell, a language arts teacher from Maine, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, sponsored by the Varkey Foundation.


One year after the secretary challenged educators to hold him accountable for the growth of a major teacher-leadership program, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan summarized progress.


An online survey suggests that 96 percent of classrooms utilize some form of computer technology, though teachers still struggle with hardware shortages and a lack of consistent Internet access.


"Self-reflection is huge, and we don't do enough of that," says Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill.


A N.Y. elementary school is telling students to spend time with their families and play more instead of doing homework, but some parents are resisting the changes.


A survey shows that minority students are interested in IT careers and that they would like more opportunities for hands-on career experience, particularly connected to their existing life plans.


A professor argues that public schools are failing to teach students the difference between fact and opinion, resulting in moral apathy among young people.


A new study shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.


A requirement that teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools publicly uphold Church standards will be reviewed by a panel of teachers.


A German study shows that teachers tend to favor those students whose personalities closely match their own.


A bill that would allow teachers to be prosecuted for providing "harmful materials" to minors has been passed by the Kansas Senate.


The Academy of American Poets has launched a new multimedia feature in which students can watch videos of prominent poets reading from their work and then write letters to the authors in response.


Three U.S. teachers are finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, which recognizes outstanding educators and comes with a $1 million award.


A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.


Teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools will be required to refrain from publicly supporting homosexuality and other "gravely evil" activities denounced by the church, according to a recent announcement.


Differentiation, a teaching approach that focuses on different instructional needs for each student, has sparked a heated debate in the education community.


A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.


Black History Month gives science and math teachers an opportunity to focus on black STEM leaders who are often overlooked and underrecognized.


In a process marred by numerous problems, five first-year teachers in a West Virginia district had to pick numbers from a box to determine which of them would be laid off.


Go Set a Watchman, set 20 years after the events of To Kill a Mockingbird, will be released in July. But the circumstances are a drama of their own.

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