Children of Same-Sex Parents: Happy and Healthy, But Stigma Remains

Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.


At Long Last, To Kill a Mockingbird Available as E-Book

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee's classic novel, is available in downloadable e-book and audiobook forms for the first time.

Classroom Supplier Staples Provokes Ire of Teachers' Unions

Staples plans to open postal service counters in its stores using its own employees, drawing the ire of the national postal service union and its teacher brethren.


Reading Rainbow Kickstarter Raises Over $5 Million, With 100,000-Plus Backers

After one month of powerhouse fundraising, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter project ended Wednesday, breaking a Kickstarter record for number of contributors in the process.


How Summer Reading Is Different, for Both Kids and Teachers

Educational psychologist Daniel Willingham offers some tips (mostly for parents, but useful to educators as well) on getting kids to read this summer.


Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.


Tonight: Chat With Carol Ann Tomlinson About Differentiated Instruction

If you're not out in the streets celebrating America's World Cup win over Belgium, join us for a chat on differentiated instruction.


Teacher Sought for School in Exotic Guantanamo Bay

The U.S. Department of Defense needs a substitute teacher for its base in Cuba.


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.


What Tolkien Wished He Had Told His Teachers

"One is seldom comforted by knowing when one has had some effect," Tolkien wrote to a new teacher in a recently discovered letter.


New Political Star Dave Brat Ponders Rock-Bottom Classroom Funding

The professor who beat Rep. Eric Cantor in a primary would not be likely to increase education funding if he makes it to Congress.


Study: Post-Lesson Reflection Boosts Learning

When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.


Is Direct Instruction a School-Equity Issue?

An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.


Can Critical Thinking Be Too Critical?

When students are too critical of the texts they read in school, they perpetuate a culture of cynicism, according to one university president.


Maya Angelou Urged Teachers to 'Go Forward' With Flair, Passion, and Humor

"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.


'Reading Rainbow' Aims High With New Kickstarter Campaign

LeVar Burton launched a Kickstarter project today aimed at bringing the app version of his show "Reading Rainbow" to the Web and low-income classrooms.


Louis C.K. Offers Another Take on Public Education

On Monday's episode, Louie's daughter gets sent home early due to behavioral issues. When her dad tries to confront her about it, she launches into a screed.


How Do You Address Frequent Student Grammatical Mistakes?

How should teachers approach grammatical issues that consistently crop up?


Are Common-Core Conspiracy Theories Drowning Out Real Issues?

Or, how the Common Core State Standards were actually designed to sell butter substitutes.


Group Names Winners of $25,000 Award for Teachers in Low-Income Schools

TNTP, nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization, has announced the four winners of its 3rd annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.


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