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March 11, 2020

How Top Teachers Make Student Voice a High Priority

The winners of the 2019-2020 Milken Educator Awards reflect on how they invite students' questions about the world and encourage them to share their perspectives.

February 10, 2020

A Rap Video Makes the Case for Voting. Here's How One Teacher Used It

Students often struggle to understand the power that the legislative branch of government has, said middle school social studies teacher Beth White.

August 07, 2019

How Do You Get Middle School Students to Stop Talking? Creative Tips From Teachers

Teachers unleash a flood of creative responses to one of the Most Persistent Teaching Questions of All Time: How do you get ever-chatty middle schoolers to quiet down and pay attention?

January 05, 2017

'The Magic School Bus' Will Return to Teach New Generations About STEM

Netflix will reboot the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips.

April 07, 2016

Middle School Students' LGBTQ-Focused Curriculum Sparks Parent Backlash

Parents at one Bay Area middle school say teaching a week-long curriculum focusing on the LGBTQ community is discriminatory and not age appropriate.

March 25, 2016

Chicago Teachers Take Students on Field Trip Despite Furloughs

Teachers at Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy have decided to follow through with a previously planned field trip today, on the first of Chicago Public Schools' furlough days.

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.

August 13, 2015

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.

February 12, 2015

'Humans of New York' Campaign Raises $1.4 Million for Brooklyn School

A photo on the popular Humans of New York blog has brought widespread attention to a school in one of New York's most dangerous neighborhoods, raising more than $1.4 million for the school.

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.

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