Bar matron Maz Kanata, introduced in "The Force Awakens," has her roots in director J.J. Abrams' childhood.
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February 27, 2015
A requirement that teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools publicly uphold Church standards will be reviewed by a panel of teachers.
February 10, 2015
Teachers in San Francisco Catholic schools will be required to refrain from publicly supporting homosexuality and other "gravely evil" activities denounced by the church, according to a recent announcement.
December 05, 2014
The "We Need Diverse Books" campaign is encouraging greater representation for minority populations in children's literature and offering resources to help teachers find diverse books.
February 09, 2014
The evolution debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham could bring up some tricky questions for teachers about a bitter cultural division.
February 12, 2013
An Indiana special education teacher who is part of a Christian group that wants to ban LGBT students from the high school prom told a local T.V. station that she doesn't believe gays have a "purpose in life."
December 05, 2012
An Ind. state senator, frustrated by the failure of a bill he introduced to require schools to teach creationism, now has plans to push legislation promoting the lofty-sounding notion of "truth in education."
August 30, 2012
In a thought-provoking blog post, middle school teacher and writer Heather Wolpert-Gawron describes her approach to answering a weighty and potentially offensive student question.
August 02, 2012
In an interview with the MinnPost, Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group the National Center for Science Education, says that science teachers are increasingly coming under fire for teaching about climate change.
May 10, 2010
Can this story be real? Apparently the teacher-job market in Ontario is so tough that some non-religious educators are taking up Catholicism in an attempt to get coveted positions in parochial schools, according the Canadian Press. "I don't particularly like going (to mass) every Sunday, but if this...