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


TNTP, nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization, has announced the four winners of its 3rd annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.


Missouri may soon be the next state to drop the Common Core State Standards, but that would open up the door for teachers to get involved in the new standards.


Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.


How can teachers relive the glory of Teacher Appreciation Week? Here's a small sampling of some of the highlights, to fondly reflect on.


An unusually bleak thank-you letter to teachers from Georgia's superintendent of schools strikes a nerve.


Across all routes into teaching, policymakers need to improve recruitment efforts of minorities, a new study says.


LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."


In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.


What do the nation's best teachers think creates the best teachers? A new survey offers some insights on professional development and school culture.


The Council of Chief State School Officers has named high school English teacher Sean McComb, of Maryland, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. He is one of the youngest teachers to win the award.


A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.


As part of a publicity campaign for the new Ken Burns documentary "The Address," PBS is offering a lesson plan for teachers on public speaking.


Are teachers in the most miserable profession? A lot of other professions have put in a claim, too.


Jacqueline Suskin, a poetry street performer, occasionally brings her vocation into schools.


Teachers at a Nebraska elementary school will be delving into anti-bullying lessons today after an errant flier gave students some troubling bullying advice.


A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.


Latino parents are increasingly sending their children to bilingual schools in an attempt to retain the family's Spanish-language fluency. Opponents of bilingual education say students in these programs don't perform proficiently in state tests.


The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.


The comedian mocked the possibly confusing terminology used on assessments aligned to the common standards.


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