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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.

February 05, 2014

Children's Favorite TV Science Teacher Bill Nye Debates Creationism

TV personality Bill Nye took on Creation Museum founder Ken Ham in a PowerPoint-heavy debate about a topic that still weighs heavily in American curricula.

January 13, 2014

Study: Novel Reading Generates Sustained Boost in Neural Connectivity

A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.

November 25, 2013

In Flipped Classrooms, Videos Require Attention

T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classrooms—defined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.

November 21, 2013

Teaching the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination

This Friday, Nov. 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Because Kennedy's life and death remain such a deep source of public fascination—and because he was such a central figure in 20th-century political history—many educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.

November 13, 2013

Does Free Time Trump Class Time for Innovative Teens?

Reflecting on recent news about another teen software genius, a Catholic school educator wonders how schools can better support advanced students who have creative interests outside of conventional academic areas.

September 12, 2013

Teacher Quote of the Week

"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.

September 03, 2013

'Bluest Eye' Becomes Common-Core Flash Point

Toni Morrison's oft-taught novel about young black girl's struggles with self-worth and identify in 1940s Ohio has become a flash point for opponents of the common standards because of its occasionally graphic content.

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