A first-year teacher in Canada who recently came out as gay to his students describes how his "tough" class offered their acceptance in a way that moved him to tears.


By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece for a local Connecticut paper, The News-Times. In honoring the fallen educators of Sandy Hook Elementary School, they also recognize all teachers and school staff across the country whose "first instinct is to love and protect their children." They write: This is who teachers and school staff are. Not only do these ...


In a blog post for The Brown Center on Education Policy, Thomas Kane proposes a new definition for an "effective" teacher: one whose "predicted impact on students exceeds that of the average novice teacher."


A fashion photographer begins taking photos of people with genetic conditions to "reinterpret beauty," much like those pushing for the education community to change its "disability discourse."


In a Chronicle of Higher Education opinion piece, an associate professor at a Midwest university writes about disliking teaching while also being good at it.


A new study from Bankrate.com finds that, when it comes to return-on-investment for professional degrees, teachers are getting a raw deal.


A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.


The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.


Diane Ravitch laments Teach for America's alleged plot "to groom" future education reform leaders. Slate blogger Matt Iglesias responds that the debate is one set of teachers against another.


Having survived the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and been on the receiving end of enormous generosity afterward, 1st grade teacher Kaitlin Roig began thinking about ways to give back.


A recent report by the New America Foundation looks at federally funded professional development programs in Oregon and Delaware that aim to train teachers on using data to improve their instruction.


In a piece about local implementation of the Common Core State Standards, Nan Austin of the Modesto Bee opens with an education-jargon-free—yet potentially divisive—explanation of how instruction is changing.


Today marks the end of an era for Education Week Teacher: Our diligent and steadfast intern, Francesca Duffy, is leaving our ranks.


A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.


A D.C. public schools graduate explains how she maintained a 3.9 grade point average despite growing up in trying circumstances.


Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc


The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.


An article examining a pretty typical-sounding 14 year-old girl's relationship with technology makes useful reading for middle and high school school teachers.


New research finds that harsh punishments can help students "internalize" moral norms but that they do so at a dual cost.


A 5th grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, one of two schools ravaged by tornadoes this week, captured the moment of impact on video.


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