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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.

October 31, 2013

PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool'

PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.

April 06, 2012

New Research Points to Problems for Math Teachers

A new survey of middle school students published by Raytheon finds that there is a dramatic increase in the number of students who "hate" math (from one in 10 to one in five) between the 6th and 8th grades. The survey also reveals that 61 percent of middle schoolers would rather take out the trash t...

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