Charter schools experiment with split work schedules, extended days, and a host of other staffing policies, but a study in the current issue of Education Finance and Policy suggests that they still struggle as much as traditional public schools to keep their best teachers and get rid of the ones who aren't effective.
In the Atlantic, teacher Jessica Lahey makes an argument for continuing to calculate classroom participation into student grades, despite complaints from the parents of introverted students.
A new research study looks at why boys tend to get lower grades than girls.
One Maryland county is considering a measure that proposes to copyright student- and teacher-created work, reports The Washington Post.
A new survey from PBS LearningMedia finds that U.S. teachers are hungry for classroom technologyespecially interactive tablets and whiteboardsand are generally positive about the ways technology can affect student learning.
The pastor of a Pentecostal church in Beaumont, Tex., who runs a firearms-training business on the side is now offering free shooting lessons to teachers and school administrators.
The salary of every public school employee in Ohio is now searchable to the public via an online database, reports the Dayton Daily News.
Three finalists for the National Online Teacher of the Year Award were announced yesterday by the Southern Regional Education Board and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
Can schools heighten safety precautions in schools without distressing students and teachers?
Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.
Comprising videos, customizable assignments and activities, and test-administration functionality, the latest generation of digital textbooks seem, according to those in the know, less like textbooks than entire courses in and of themselves.
A Florida middle school principal accidentally emailed her teachers' evaluation scores to the entire school staff--value-added measures and all.
English teacher David Cohen senses a growing disconnect between the education activists who oppose the Common Core State Standards wholesale and working K-12 teachers who are doing their best implement the standards constructively.
Monica Burns offers what amounts to a classroom teacher's ode to QR ("quick response") codes, in this Edutopia blog post.
In an op-ed published last week, Jesse Hagopian, a teacher at Garfield High School in Seattle explains why he and his colleagues are refusing to administer the the Measures of Academic Progress benchmarking exam.
Teacher Bill Ferriter argues that the use of terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" has "done more harm than good" in education.
In response to President Obama's executive orders aimed at curbing gun violence, Senator Rand Paul of Kentuckylike some other legislatorsis advocating arming teachers.
The four finalists for the 2013 National Teacher of the Year have just been announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers.
A research review by the Education Commission of the States finds that teachers' expectationsoften based on factors including race, ethnicity, and family income levelscan significantly affect students' academic performance.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America are now accepting nominations for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes accomplished K-12 American history teachers.