Pen pal programs, which connect students in the United States and around the world, can help to foster understanding in the face of difference.


Dog-assisted reading programs are increasingly popular across the nation. Certified therapy dogs are helping make reading time and library visits a bit more exciting for kindergartners and 1st graders.


One way to improve students' happiness and performance is to revamp the classroom to look more like the top companies in the United States, says an innovation think tank.


The activities, classroom resources, and professional development opportunities will be centered around themes of human rights and combating hate and intolerance.


Other educators have issued guidance for teachers when showing the inauguration in class.


Many teachers are taking their students to Washington to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, but some say the divisive nature of the election has made the experience a little different than in previous years.


Two bills introduced by Democratic lawmakers in California call for the state to develop curriculum standards that teach students how to evaluate online news.


A coalition of 175 current and former education deans wrote a "Declaration of Principles" about the value of public education and their hopes for the Trump administration.


This year's four finalists for National Teacher of the Year teach special education, humanities, art, and music.


A new study found that students who received teacher home visits did better on state tests and had better attendance records than students whose homes were not visited.


Netflix will reboot the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips.


In podcasts and a public education campaign, State Teacher of the Year awardees share their hopes and advice for schools and students.


A wide variety of issues affected teachers this year. Here are some charts that sum up the state of the teaching profession in 2016.


Lessons from Finland, teaching post-election, and teacher pay all made this year's list of most-read Teaching Now posts.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe has asked more than 500 teachers to consider going back to work in a high-poverty school district that struggles to fill teacher vacancies.


Machines are unlikely to ever completely replace teachers, but one researcher writes that technology is poised to automate basic teaching tasks to transform the profession.


In many school districts, the classroom is still a difficult place for LGBT students and teachers, says a report by Human Rights Watch.


A pair of studies presented this month show the results of five-year grant initiatives in two of Virginia's largest school districts to improve student learning in their lowest-performing schools.


How do the winners of this year's Milken Educator Award set up their classrooms for success? 12 teachers and leaders share their advice.


One Georgia school district has hired 10 virtual teachers as a solution to a teacher shortage.


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