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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.

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When students never learn to read cursive, they lose access to any historical documents that haven't been typed up, experts say.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

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