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 study.


If you're not out in the streets celebrating America's World Cup win over Belgium, join us for a chat on differentiated instruction.


The U.S. Department of Defense needs a substitute teacher for its base in Cuba.


Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.


"One is seldom comforted by knowing when one has had some effect," Tolkien wrote to a new teacher in a recently discovered letter.


The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.


When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.


An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.


When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.


"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.


LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter project today aimed at bringing the app version of his show "Reading Rainbow" to the Web and low-income classrooms.


On Monday's episode, Louie's daughter gets sent home early due to behavioral issues. When her dad tries to confront her about it, she launches into a screed.


How should teachers approach grammatical issues that consistently crop up?


Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.


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