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August 15, 2016

Lessons From Denmark: Teachers Can Incorporate Empathy in the Curriculum

In Denmark classrooms, teaching empathy is a key part of school curriculum. What lessons can U.S. educators draw about how to develop the skill in their students?

July 22, 2016

Some of America's Top Teachers Went to Finland. Here's What They Learned

Six state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to see how one of the world's top education systems treats its teachers.

April 02, 2015

Project Asks Teachers to Help Create the 'World's Largest Lesson'

The Project Everyone initiative is asking teachers to submit lesson plans about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in an effort to create the "World's Largest Lesson."

September 19, 2014

In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

December 13, 2013

Good News From PISA? U.S. Math/Science Gender Gap Closed

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

December 09, 2013

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics

A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.

July 30, 2013

Foreign-Language Teachers Recognized

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages this week announced the finalists for its annual National Language Teacher of the Year Award. Among the five finalists, three are Spanish-language teachers. They are Norma Arroyo of Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo.; Linda Egna...

July 12, 2013

Celebrating Malala Day

The U.N. declared today "Malala Day," but who is Malala? Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani teenager and advocate for girls' education who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen last October in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Today, she turned 16 and spent her birthday addressing U.N. Secretary-...

May 10, 2013

Qatar Teacher Jailed for Allegedly Insulting Islam

A Nepali chemistry teacher working in Qatar, however, is now in jail for allegedly making comments to students that insulted Islam.

November 05, 2012

Donors Choose Targets Storm-Affected Schools

Heads up if you're in the storm-ravaged Northeast (or if you know a teacher who is): Donors Choose, the nonprofit that collects donations to support classroom projects, has a launched an effort to connect donors with teachers in schools that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Teachers can get more information here.

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