As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.


Animal ownership may be associated with increased social skills in children with autism, according to a recent study, which might be a win for the class pet.


In South Korea, celebrity teachers make millions off of online "cram schools" geared toward students in the country's successful but stressful educational system.


Did it get any easier to be a teacher in 2014? (No.)


A new study says that when children are less likely to lie when they understand that telling the truth will be met with happiness from both the inquisitor and the children themselves.


A new report says that many public school teachers could end up with severe gaps in their retirement savings if they aren't granted Social Security coverage by their states.


An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"


The key to mitigating racial biases in the classroom is for teachers to understand their students' culture, and that starts by understanding students' parents, educators say.


Join Education Week for a discussion of race's role in the classroom, from improving school climate for diverse learners to addressing student culture.


A well-known violinist is claiming that Shinichi Suzuki, the famous violinist whose instructional method is used worldwide, lied about his training and endorsements.


Music teacher Shawn Tolley says he wanted to connect his students to a subject he loves.


The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.


A new report from the National Center for Teacher Quality examines which districts push teachers up the salary schedule the fastest.


A new simulator may help teachers learn how to interact with students who have been bullied.


For its fourth annual Flame Challenge, the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science is daring scientists to explain a particularly tricky subject.


A new statewide program will have teachers provide professional development to other teachers.


New resources from UNC Chapel Hill and Ancestry.com can give teachers tools to explore family history with their students.


A veteran teacher as well as a journalist, he is remembered for having "slipped so deftly into the skin and minds of those he wrote about."


After a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer involved in a Ferguson, Mo. shooting, many teachers are looking for ways to talk about the events in class.


Raymond Almiran Montgomery, the publisher-turned-author of the popular Choose Your Own Adventure book series, passed away Nov. 9; he was 79 years old.


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