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August 25, 2015

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.

June 12, 2015

How Many Valedictorians Is Too Many?

An Ohio school district graduated 222 high school valedictorians this year, calling into question value of the title.

June 04, 2015

Fla. Teacher Suspended for Jamming Students' Cellphone Signals

A science teacher in Pasco County, Fla., got fed up with students using their cellphones in class, in violation of school policy, and opted for a more proactive approach than writing them up.

May 01, 2015

This Week in Teacher Humor: Common Core and Stupid Questions

The Onion has some issues with a budding rocket scientist, retiring teachers pop up in a web comic, and McSweeney's talks about the common core.

March 26, 2015

Teacher Chides One Direction for Interfering With Test Prep

The departure of One Direction band member Zayn Malik wreaked havoc on a San Antonio teacher's standardized-test preparation.

December 12, 2014

Teachers Share Their Weirdest Parent Encounters

An AskReddit post has gotten some interesting responses with the question, "Teachers of Reddit, what was the strangest encounter you've had with a student's parents?"

August 20, 2014

Bill Gates (and Many Teachers) Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Vast swaths of teachers and celebrities are lining up to raise money for ALS research.

March 30, 2014

Novel Classroom Discipline Approach: Spoil the Plot of 'Game of Thrones'

A Belgian professor reportedly told his class to simmer down or he'd reveal all the characters who die in the popular HBO show and novel series.

January 07, 2014

Did McDonald's-Eating Teacher's Class Project Go Too Far?

John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, reportedly lost nearly 40 pounds in part by partaking of an calorie-limited McDonalds-only diet that he used as a class project on nutrition. But did he cross a line by involving his students in his weight loss expedition?

May 30, 2013

Man Poses Bomb Threat at Ore. Teaching Office Over Misspelling

A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.

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