A new research study finds that, when it comes to student growth in mathematics, motivation and effective study skills are more important than sheer intelligence.

A new report looking at volunteering and civic engagement in the U.S. found that the most popular places for parents to volunteer were schools and other youth organizations.

Almost half of parents pay kids at least $1 for getting an A," reports the Wall Street Journal, citing a July poll conducted for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

A number of educator-bloggers have drawn inspiration and a sense of professsional strength from the Sandy Hook teachers' actions.

President Obama's statement on the school shootings in Newtown, Conn.

For several years now, teacher evaluation has dominated education-policy discussions--but for the most part, the country's 430,000 special education teachers have been left out of the discussion.

An Ohio teacher is feeling the wrath of reproving parents and administrators after penning an erotic novel.

NYC teacher Ariel Sacks digs into ancient Eastern spiritual writings (and Facebook) to come up with a kind of koan on classroom management.

In a Huffington Post piece, two Google executives write about what they perceive as a "major flaw" in the Common Core State Standards: It doesn't address computer science.

On Wednesday, the Florida department of education posted the first round of aggregate results from its new teacher evaluation system--then within hours identified errors and pulled the data from its website.

On the 71st anniversary of Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an article poses questions on on history teaching in schools.

J. Crew, a most popular brand among young professionals, is now selling a t-shirt in support of the nonprofit--and controversial--teacher placement program, Teach for America.

An Ind. state senator, frustrated by the failure of a bill he introduced to require schools to teach creationism, now has plans to push legislation promoting the lofty-sounding notion of "truth in education."

Technology teacher Mary Beth Hertz writes on Edutopia that teachers need to beware of the "dangerous" stereotype that all students these days are "digital natives."

The Los Angeles school district and the city's teachers' union have reached a tentative agreement about the conditions of a new teacher evaluation system, putting an end to months of court-ordered bargaining.

TEDEducation has been putting together some very cool short lesson videos combining animation with instruction by high-profile educators.

In his Washington Post education column, Jay Mathews reports on a mother's frustration in getting teachers to understand and provide accommodations for her gifted children who struggle with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and executive function disorder, an inability to self-organize.

At a session on teacher effectiveness at yesterday's Excellence in Action National Summit in Washington, Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman offered some lessons learned for legislators and state leaders looking to implement revised teacher-evaluation systems. The information he presented may be instructive for educators as well, since Tennessee was one of the first states to go down this perilous road. Tennessee is in its second year of using a new statewide system that bases 50 percent of a teacher's evaluation on observation ratings, 35 percent on student-growth measures, and 15 percent on other measures of achievement. Last fall, Education Week ...

When Michigan students eventually take the Smarter Balanced Assessment—the Common Core State Standards-based exam that the state has signed on to adopt in 2015—they'll do so not on paper, but online. According to the Detroit Free Press, the change "marks a dramatic shift occurring in education: The traditional paper-and-pencil, fill-in-the-blank exams could become as much of a relic as learning cursive and using blackboards." About 35,000 students across the state recently participated in a pilot program in which they took social studies exams online, reports the paper. And while some schools struggled to find enough computers...

New York City math teacher José Vilson has a nice post-Hurricane Sandy refection on schools' often-under-appreciated role as the hub of community.

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