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April 22, 2016

Mark Twain-Impersonating English Teacher Hanging Up the Chalk

Tom Gilding, a high school English teacher who has gained renown as Mark Twain impersonator, has announced that he is retiring this spring. But only from teaching, not from impersonating Mark Twain.

January 14, 2016

California Teacher Under Fire for Buying Laptops for Students

A California teacher says her job is on the line for donating laptops to her students.

December 04, 2015

San Bernardino Teachers Help Students Cope With Tragedy

Teachers in the San Bernardino, Calif., sought to make classrooms as normal as possible for students this week, following the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday.

October 12, 2015

White House Honors Student Poets

The President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities honored five high school students as the 2015 class of the National Student Poets Program.

October 03, 2014

Talking About Dress Codes? Avoid 'Pretty Woman'

After using clips from "Pretty Woman" to explain dress code to female students, a North Dakota high school is getting negative feedback from parents and press.

September 17, 2014

Survey: Death of High Schoolers' Reading Habits Greatly Exaggerated

A recent poll shows that high school students are reading just as much as the rest of the population, and sometimes more.

June 25, 2014

Teacher-Prep Rankings Put Spotlight on Online Degree Program

Western Governors University Teachers College is an online degree program that costs $6,000 a year, and it's ranked the best secondary-education program for teachers in the country.

January 07, 2014

Study: Teachers Give Higher Grades to More Attractive Students

A recently-released study concludes that good looks tend to improve a student's chances of academic success, including better grades in high school, according to a CNN research column.

November 14, 2013

Shared-Classroom Redesign Plan Riles Teachers

As part of a new plan to expand a number of its highs schools, the Portland, Ore., school district is reportedly looking into a design model that would be based on a "college-style" use of classrooms. What this means, essentially, is that teachers would share classrooms but would have offices where they could meet with students and each other.

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