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October 30, 2014

National Novel Writing Month Heads Into 16th Year

Starting November 1st, students in more than 2,000 classrooms will take on a major challenge: Write a novel in a month. The Young Writers Program, part of National Novel Writing Month, gives students and teachers the tools to make it happen.

October 26, 2014

Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.

October 08, 2014

Study: 'Pygmalion Effect' Links Teacher Expectations to Student Success

A study on the "Pygmalion Effect" shows that the higher a teacher's expectations of a student, the more likely they are to succeed in school.

September 26, 2014

Poll Finds Growing Disfavor of Common Core Among Tenn. Teachers

As the state struggles with implementation, a new poll finds that only 31 percent of Tennessee teachers support continuing with the common core.

September 25, 2014

Colo. Students Protest School Board History Proposal

Hundreds of students walk out of school in protest of a Colorado district school board's plan to change its history curriculum to something that portrays the United States in a better light.

September 17, 2014

Twitter Chat: Instilling Civic Responsibility in Students

What duty do schools have to cultivate civic engagement, and how can teachers help with such efforts? Tonight's Twitter chat will discuss civic responsibility.

September 02, 2014

Peyton Manning Offers Students a Lesson in Math and Finances

ESPN suggests turning football into an opportunity to teach students about financial literacy.

August 21, 2014

District Bans Discussion of Ferguson Protests, Citing Opinionated Teachers

A superintendent in an Illinois district said that parents complained about teachers interjecting their own opinions into class discussions of the protests roiling nearby Ferguson, Mo.

August 12, 2014

App Seeks to Take Complexity Out of Teaching Physics

A new app by SciPlay aims to make physics concepts not only accessible to students of all levels, but help teachers with student engagement in complex subject matters.

August 07, 2014

Richard Nixon: A Tricky Legacy to Teach

While "All the President's Men" might be a classroom staple, there's a wealth of new resources that can help give students a more complete account of Richard Nixon's presidency.

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