After serving as a Marine and doing several tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard, 45-year-old Michael Landsberry died a hero on his home turf, in a civilian role. On Monday, the 8th grade math teacher and soccer coach was killed while trying to protect students from a school-aged gunman.
Oct. 21, 2013 is the National Day on Writing, which will discuss how people use writing in their everyday lives to connect with others.
In a disconcerting New York magazine article, Lisa Miller asks whether it's possible to be both ethical and a parentand comes to the disturbing conclusion that it very well may not be. She begins by asking readers to imagine a scenario in which they just discovered their 4th grader has licethe night before the state language arts test that will determine where she goes to middle school. Miller writes: So here is what you do. You pretend that you didn't see what you saw, that the lice don't exist. You fill your child's mind with calm, positive,...
200 high school students participated in a survey about Oregon public high schools that seeks to give students a voice in education reform in the state.
This morning PEOPLE magazine announced the six winners of its second annual "Teacher of the Year" contest.
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
Among its other reverberations in the ed world, the government shutdown has made life particularly complicated for U.S. Department of Defense teachers.
Nearly every teacher in the U.S. now knows about the Common Core State Standards, and 73 percent of math, English, science, and social studies teachers in states that have adopted them say they are enthusiastic about their implementation, according to a new survey.
A classic 2011 story from the satirical news site The Onion has aptly resurfaced this week: "Emergency Team of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched to Washington."
The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.
A recently-published study found that teachers are more likely to be diagnosed with speech and language disorders.
A series of articles in The Atlantic debates the usefulness of homework for students from the perspectives of teacher, student, and parent.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.
Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.
In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.
In October, the White House will host "Champions of Change" in honor of Connected Educator Month. If you know a teacher who uses technology effectively in the classroom, nominate him or her for the award.
Recent attacks on teachers by parents have raised concerns and prompted calls for greater urgency around the issue.
"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.
Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?
Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.