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July 17, 2014

Cursive Is Ready for a Comeback

When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.

July 15, 2014

Let 'Weird Al' Yankovic Teach Your Students Grammar

Musician and comedian Weird Al Yankovic has a new video out that might help students appreciate good grammar.

July 14, 2014

Teen Ousts District's Abstinence-Only Sex Ed. Program

A Canadian teenager's complaint about the quality of her sex-education class has led her district to find a new curriculum.

May 21, 2014

How Do You Address Frequent Student Grammatical Mistakes?

How should teachers approach grammatical issues that consistently crop up?

May 05, 2014

Common-Core Lesson Co. Announces Teacher 'Dream Team'

LearnZillion, a company that provides teacher-created lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards, has announced the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team."

April 24, 2014

Rigorous Study Finds Actual Benefits From Immersive Teacher PD Program

A new study shows that the Facing History professional-development program, oriented around an immersive civics-education unit, significantly improved teachers' sense of instructional effectiveness, while also boosting students' historical-thinking skills.

April 22, 2014

PBS Lesson Plan Turns Students Into Abraham Lincoln

As part of a publicity campaign for the new Ken Burns documentary "The Address," PBS is offering a lesson plan for teachers on public speaking.

March 13, 2014

Should Schools Treat Coding as a 'Basic Literacy'?

With many schools offering relatively little in the way of computer science course, a growing number of young students are turning to private coding programs.

March 10, 2014

Report Highlights Resources for Teaching Civil Rights Movement

The newest report from the Southern Poverty Law Center says that while many states still do not mandate teaching civil rights history, Southern states excel, and many offer teachers comprehensive resources, too.

March 01, 2014

How Implementation Problems Bedevil New Ed. Initiatives

The merits of certain state education mandates become lost when implementation goes awry and leaves educators in a bind.

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