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Heroic Newtown Teacher Soto Honored With School Name

The Victoria Soto School in Stratford, Conn., was dedicated on August 28.


Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.


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.


There's Now an Erotic Novel About the Chicago Teachers' Strike of 2012?

The pseudonymous author maintains that, despite its genre affiliations, his book is meant to highlight the serious issues raised by the Chicago strike.


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.


Teachers May Be Ceding Too Much Control in Quest for Student-Centered Learning

As ed tech becomes more of a factor in many classrooms, educators have started to wonder about how learning should be directed. That leads to some difficult questions around the future of the teaching profession.


Is There a Teacher Shortage? That Depends How You Frame It

Issues of subject expertise, teacher demographics, and working conditions are all part of the story behind regional teacher shortages.


This Week in Teacher Humor: Horror Stories From the Presidential Fitness Test

The President's Fitness Challenge was the worst, alphabet puns are the best, and hey: Who decided to greenlight "Wishbone"?


Comedy Duo Key and Peele: Why Not Treat Teachers Like Pro Athletes?

(Or why not treat them even better?)


Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

Local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis training skills when an active shooter attacked a movie theater in Louisiana.


Is the Teaching Profession Going Backwards?

A PBS NewsHour report suggests that the teacher job market may be returning to "old patterns" in terms of demographics and job stability.


Univ. Professor Tests (or Tricks?) Students With Extra Credit Question

A University of Maryland psychology professor promises his students extra credit, but only if they properly illustrate a theory learned in class.


So Do You Teach Harper Lee's Go Set a Watchman or What?

Harper Lee's newly released novel, the sequel to "To Kill a Mockingbird," complicates expectations but provides a goldmine of instructional opportunities for teachers.


New Law Gives Fla. Teachers Bonuses Based on SAT Scores (Their Own)

A new $44 million program will give teachers a chance to earn a bonus, but the qualification system has left many educators feeling angry and disenfranchised.


Science and Math Teachers Earn $10,000 Awards From President Obama

President Obama named the newest winners of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching last week, adding over 100 educators to those who have previously won the honor.


Calif. Teacher Stirs Controversy by Taking Shakespeare Off Syllabus

The Washington Post published an essay of a California English language arts teacher that caused an uproar after she said Shakespeare's works don't reflect the cultural perspectives her students need to learn.


Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.


Parents in Colo. District Launch Website to Chronicle Teacher Turnover

Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.


English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.


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