As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.
Hanan Al Hroub, a secondary school teacher, grew up in a Palestinian refugee camp, and said she entered teaching as a way to help youth who experience trauma.
"It truly just came to me after I did a lot of thinking and praying."
A new report suggests educators continue to lack agency in choosing their own professional learning, but some say that teacher autonomy over PD isn't a perfect solution either.
The non-profit education organization DonorsChoose.org announced that celebrities, athletes, and more have pledged to flash fund over $14 million for over 11,000 public school classroom projects in communities across the country.
The program, known as "Best & Brightest," pays teachers based on their effectiveness ratings and their SAT and ACT scores.
"If you want to recruit and retain teachers of color, you have to make schools a place where students of color feel comfortable and feel like they're successful."
The California Department of Education has awarded a $500,000 grant for a project designed to get elementary school teachers better prepared to teach common-core math.
Thousands of students are petitioning for the reinstatement of a teacher who resigned after being placed on administrative leave over a controversial poem.
Portland officials want to stop releasing the names of residents who pay the city's arts tax, an effort to hire more arts and music teachers.
An extended-day public school in Queens, N.Y., is experimenting with a four-day week this year—but only for teachers.
Salaam Reads, a Simon & Schuster imprint, will introduce children of all religious backgrounds to literature that shows Muslim life in a positive way.
To help hone their skills and improve their classroom practice, a growing number of teachers are getting help from virtual-coaching services, according to a story in the Hechinger Report this week.
Lee published Mockingbird in 1960, and it quickly became a high school staple among English teachers.
Parsing through studies of 54 interventions at the primary school level, researchers from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, examined four different methods for improving classroom management.
Ten teachers have been announced as finalists for the 2016 Global Teacher Prize, a $1 million annual award offered by the Varkey Foundation.
The Common Core State Standards have fostered many instructional changes in American classrooms, but new research offers little advice about what strategies improve how that instruction is delivered.
Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib and late night host Seth Meyers reflected this week on career advice from former teachers.
Teachers and other educators discussed what districts should focus on in teacher recruitment, and how they should get teachers to stay, in a recent online Twitter chat.
A couple of the more interesting Black History Month resources created this year aren't explicitly packaged for classroom use, but contain a lot of potential lesson ideas.