The prolific comedian and actor, and star of "Dead Poets Society," was found dead at his home Monday night.


While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.


Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.


A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."


Kaufman's 1965 novel Up the Down Staircase depicted teaching in New York City public schools without any glamour or rose-colored glasses, earning her rave reviews from teachers in the school system.


D.C. may be one of the best places for career teachers in search of high pay, a new report says, while South Dakota is unquestionably the worst.


In North Carolina's Iredell-Statesville school district, teachers report a smooth implementation of the standards now being targeted for review by the state legislature.


To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.


When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.


Teachers are actively engaged with student learning and their own professional development during the summer.


Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, we'll be holding a Twitter chat exploring summer learning for both students and educators.


Musician and comedian Weird Al Yankovic has a new video out that might help students appreciate good grammar.


Battles fought decades ago by famous leaders of the two national teachers' unions still continue today.


A Canadian teenager's complaint about the quality of her sex-education class has led her district to find a new curriculum.


Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.


To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel, is available in downloadable e-book and audiobook forms for the first time.

Staples plans to open postal service counters in its stores using its own employees, drawing the ire of the national postal service union and its teacher brethren.


After one month of powerhouse fundraising, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter project ended Wednesday, breaking a Kickstarter record for number of contributors in the process.


Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.


Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.


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