A former teacher says that teacher-preparation programs should be modeled after medical schools.
In what some are saying is a first-of-its-kind moment, critics of Teach for America are beginning to pool their efforts to counter the program.
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.
Megan Allen, the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, is excited about her new career path but, like many teachers who leave the classroom, she feels guilty, too
The U.N. declared today "Malala Day," but who is Malala? Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani teenager and advocate for girls' education who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen last October in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Today, she turned 16 and spent her birthday addressing U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and 1,000 students from around the world at a Youth Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, according to Reuters. It was the first public speech she has given since last October. "One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world. ...
Reflecting on the whole "bad teacher" genre as represented by movies and books like Tampa, Dana Goldstein wonders about the American public's ongoing fascination with stories about "despicable, or at least morally compromised" teachers.
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
A new tech platform lets teachersor anyone else, for that mattercreate and share their own interactive lessons or courses.
Roughly half the amount that the nation's public school teachers are spending on educational products is being covered with their own money, a new nationwide survey shows.
Congratulations to our fearless, diligent, and ever-amusing blogger Marilyn Rhames, author of Charting My Own Course, for receiving the Educator's Voice Blogger/Commentator of the Year Award from the Bammy Awards.
The Dallas Morning News reports that Dale Irby, who began teaching physical education in 1973, wore the same outfit for his school picture 40 years in a row.
In May, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a $1.5 million grant to Teach for America, saying that the organization has $350 million in assets and does not need the state's help.
Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?
In a clip from a BBC interview, rock icon Mick Jagger says that while he's "pleased" with his career, there are others that he's wished he could have tried—among them, teaching.
In an article in The Atlantic, a New Hampshire teacher describes what she perceives as "rotten" in the state of boys' education.
Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.
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."