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.
Paramount has announced plans to send a copy of the movie "Selma" to every high school in the country. Teachers can also download free curriculum materials based on the movie.
Following the announcement that teachers at one Detroit charter would vote on unionizing, the charter management company made a surprise announcement: They're walking away from the school.
A number of states are getting on board with requiring that students pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate, but for a crash course in civics education, nothing beats interacting with real-life legislators.
Spotting an urgent need in schools, a journalist-turned-teacher has developed a full-scale curriculum to help students better understand the digitally networked environments in which they spend so much time.