Here's a cute story to give you some Valentine's Day cheer: Every Feb. 14 since 1946, Daryl Zevely, now 77 and retired, has sent his 3rd grade teacher a Valentine Day's card, reports The Longview News-Journal. Ninety-one year-old Regina Bull told the Texas newspaper that Zevely, who was a student in the first class she ever taught, "has never missed a year." The annual cards "made me feel great, to think he'd be concerned about me," said Bull, whose teaching career spanned 39 years. "He'd tell me about his life and his wife and his kids." With the 50th card, ...
In this ASCD SmartBlog post, a 20-year veteran teacher describes how he went from a "classic rules-and-consequences" management style to a "no-rules, no-consequences" approach.
By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk. This post originally appeared on EdWeek's Teacher Beat blog. The founder of the Teach For America program, Wendy Kopp, will step down as the organization's chief executive officer, but will remain active in the organization by assuming the role of chairwoman of its board of directors. Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva Beard will take over as co-CEOs, the organization said today in a press release. Both have long been members of the organization's senior leadership team. Kopp, 45, founded TFA in 1990. From an initial cohort of 50, the organization now sends a highly select ...
An Indiana special education teacher who is part of a Christian group that wants to ban LGBT students from the high school prom told a local T.V. station that she doesn't believe gays have a "purpose in life."
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.