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.
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The merits of certain state education mandates become lost when implementation goes awry and leaves educators in a bind.
February 05, 2014
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
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
T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classroomsdefined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.
November 21, 2013
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 fascinationand because he was such a central figure in 20th-century political historymany educators are viewing this as a significant teaching moment.
November 13, 2013
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
"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
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.
August 16, 2013
Education Week Teacher's crowdsourced map shows teachers' favorite field-trip locations across the U.S.