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July 26, 2017

Oklahoma Teacher Panhandles to Raise Money for Classroom Supplies

The teacher has since received over $25,000 in donations from people across the country and plans to set up a foundation for teachers to get school supplies.

August 26, 2016

Student-Teacher's Rap Video Welcoming His Students Goes Viral

A student teacher in Chicago made a rap video for students to welcome them to school.

July 26, 2016

Educator-Author Launches 'Starter Kit' Email Resource for New Teachers

Roxanna Elden, a former teacher who created a popular email series of encouragement for educators in 2015, returns with online support for first-year teachers in their first days of school.

August 27, 2015

A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.

August 06, 2014

These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts

Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.

August 29, 2012

What Teachers Buy for Their Students

A recent nationwide survey conducted by points to the types of out-of-pocket expenses that teachers spend on their students and classrooms, which include school supplies, clothing, food, and personal items that their students' parents cannot afford.

August 29, 2012

Seeing Teachers in Two Dimensions

In a heartfelt post about dropping his son off for his first day of school, education writer and activist Sam Chaltain explains that, despite his instinctive parental desire for his son to have a perfect classroom experience, he recognizes that teachers, "like the rest of us ... are works in progres...

August 16, 2012

Back-to-School Spending Burdens for Teachers

A piece in The Shreveport Times recently described the challenges that elementary school teachers are facing with back-to-school expenses. In Caddo Parish Schools in Louisiana, the stipends that teachers usually put toward supplies were recently halved to $100 per teacher.

August 25, 2011

Questionable Classroom Management Advice

Long-suffering high school English teacher Hobo Teacher has developed a sure-fire way of identifying potentially disruptive students on the first day of class: It was not hard to spot the potential headaches. The trick was to just watch the students walk in for the first time and if anyone high fi...


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