An elementary school in Wichita, Kan., recently took a unique approach to sensitizing teachers to the needs of disadvantaged students, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to the January 5th article, teachers and staff members at Allen Elementary School participated in a role-playing simulation intended to elucidate the unseen challenges of poverty.
A recently-released study concludes that good looks tend to improve a student's chances of academic success, including better grades in high school, according to a CNN research column.
John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, reportedly lost nearly 40 pounds in part by partaking of an calorie-limited McDonalds-only diet that he used as a class project on nutrition. But did he cross a line by involving his students in his weight loss expedition?
The International Reading Association announced this week that is again teaming up with the American Basketball Association to encourage students to increase the time they spend reading. The program, called Fast Break for Reading, provides participating students a ticket to an ABA game of their choice, as well as a certificate and eligibility for a grand prize.
The number of subscribers to educational YouTube channels tripled in 2013, according to an end-of-year NPR story. And a major contributor to that growth has been increased interest in "pop science"or what YouTube calls "explainer"videos.
Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools
St. Cloud School District will refund teachers up to $350 for the purchase of an iPad if they complete 5 hours of iPad classes.
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The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced this week that 4,117 teachers received certification from the group in 2013down 17 percent from the previous year and more than 50 percent from 2008.
More than two decades after Illinois enacted a law that requires public schools to teach African-American studies, the 404,000-student Chicago school district announced a new curriculum guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.
Media outlets have been publishing gift suggestions for teachers in the past few weeks, so we compiled a list of the most popular ideas for teachers this year.
A new study by researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests tablet-computer simulation programs can significantly boost students' grasp of difficult scientific concepts.
In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.
Today, PBS LearningMedia, a classroom-resource hub for teachers, announced its 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.
At a conference keynote, education advocate Pedro Noguera said that inequity is deeply ingrained in the U.S. education system because, in American society, the pursuit of excellence is often seen as being "at odds with equity."
A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.
A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.
How do you capture the life of a liberation leader, political prisoner, and president who helped end a nation's system of racial oppression? How do you convey his place in history for students?
A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.
Surveys by the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles and the United Teachers of Los Angeles reveal discrepancies in teacher and administrator reactions to the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion iPad program, The L.A. Times reports.