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June 30, 2016

More Districts Can Use Data Tool to Hire Top Teachers With Company's Acquisition

TeacherMatch, a company that claims its software program can predict how effective teacher candidates will be in the classroom, was acquired by a larger company as more school districts use data to hire effective teachers.

August 27, 2015

A Homework Study Makes Waves, But Researchers Question Findings

A voluntary survey finds that younger grades have more homework than recommended while older grades don't have enough, but the study has come under major scrutiny.

August 13, 2015

U.S. Schools Still Start Too Early, CDC Reports

To nearly no one's surprise, the early beginnings of school days are interrupting students' sleep and ultimately upsetting their health and education.

June 15, 2015

Teachers' Feedback Can Do More Harm Than Good, Study Finds

A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.

June 05, 2015

Teachers Don't Want More Data, They Want Better Data, Gates Survey Finds

A new survey by the Gates Foundation finds that nearly all teachers regularly use digital tools like digital gradebooks, but are unhappy with the data or the tools they have access to.

January 26, 2015

Study Suggests Using Poverty as a Factor in Teacher Evaluation

Researchers suggest comparing "similarly circumstanced" schools in order to fairly evaluate teachers.

January 20, 2015

Gallup: Majority of Teachers 'Not Engaged' With Their Jobs

A recent Gallup poll shows that just 30 percent of teachers are "actively engaged" at work, and that their less-engaged colleagues account for 2.3 million missed workdays every year.

January 07, 2015

What's Next? Pundits Offer Education Predictions for 2015

As 2015 begins, education experts and journalists offer predictions about the coming year.

October 01, 2014

Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag

A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.

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.

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