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October 17, 2019

7 Signs That Your School Newspaper Risks Censorship

A new report outlines danger signs of censorship at student-run newspapers.

September 26, 2019

This Banned Books Week, Stories With LGBTQ Themes Dominate the Most-Challenged List

Six of the 11 listed books were banned for including LGBTQ stories—and one has been challenged for promoting stereotypes about Mexicans.

March 19, 2018

Why People Are Raising Money to Show Students 'A Wrinkle in Time'

A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved classic by Madeleine L'Engle, is now on the big screen. Educators, celebrities, and nonprofits are teaming up to make students don't miss it.

February 02, 2017

Creative Resources for Teachers Celebrating Black History Month

Here are five ways for teachers to incorporate Black History Month into their classrooms, beyond the usual lesson plan.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

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.

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 08, 2015

A Plan to Update Shakespeare to Modern English Causes Consternation

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival rocked the literary world at the end of September with a bold announcement: Festival organizers are commissioning the translation of 39 Shakespearean plays into Modern English.

August 28, 2015

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.

July 17, 2015

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.

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