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February 16, 2017

Austin District Warns Teachers Not to Talk to Students About Immigration Raids

Some teachers had been giving their students resources about how to best respond to immigration enforcement authorities.

February 08, 2017

For Some Educators, Dystopian Literature Takes On New Meaning in Classrooms

Dystopian literature sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, in part because of the current political climate. How should educators use these classics in the classroom?

January 19, 2017

Mich. Teacher Sparks Outrage by Refusing to Show Inauguration Speech in Class

Other educators have issued guidance for teachers when showing the inauguration in class.

January 18, 2017

Teachers Are Among the Crowd Headed to Trump Inauguration, March

Many teachers are taking their students to Washington to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, but some say the divisive nature of the election has made the experience a little different than in previous years.

January 17, 2017

Calif. Considers Developing Standards to Teach Students How to Spot 'Fake News'

Two bills introduced by Democratic lawmakers in California call for the state to develop curriculum standards that teach students how to evaluate online news.

January 13, 2017

Ed. Deans to Trump Administration: Uphold the Role of Public Schools

A coalition of 175 current and former education deans wrote a "Declaration of Principles" about the value of public education and their hopes for the Trump administration.

November 30, 2016

Teachers Cite Post-Election Rise in Negativity, Bigotry in Schools in Survey

A survey of more than 10,000 teachers by the advocacy group Teaching Tolerance found that most teachers said the divisive election results have negatively impacted the classroom.

October 04, 2016

As Election Nears, Teachers Seek to Curb Inflammatory Rhetoric in Classrooms

For example, teachers in Georgia are having their students vote for historical or fictional candidates instead of the 2016 presidential choices.

July 18, 2016

Teaching Religion in the Classroom Just Got More Political

The Republican Party's draft platform now supports teaching the Bible in public schools. What might the addition mean for teachers?

June 30, 2016

N.C. Bill Could Prevent Teachers From Practicing Civil Disobedience

The legislation would tie criminal background checks to teacher licensure, and civil disorder is listed as a crime that would be screened for under the bill.

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