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January 29, 2020

A 'Good News' Story: Curriculum Can Help Students Better Evaluate Online Information

The finding is a small beacon of hope for schools, who are reeling from the volume of misinformation students are exposed to online.

January 15, 2020

What Do Teachers Want Most for Their Classrooms? We Asked Them

We know teachers are always seeking ways to improve learning for their students. We wondered what would top their wish lists if money weren't an obstacle, so we asked them. Here's what they said.

September 28, 2018

'Mad Men' and 'Queer Eye' Stars Among Those Fundraising for Teachers on Instagram

Some stars are asking their Instagram followers to buy supplies for teachers in underserved areas using #10FeaturedTeachers.

August 24, 2018

A Teacher Was Suspended for Posting a Video of Herself Pole Dancing. But What Are Her Rights?

The school district says she violated the county's social media policy that holds employees "responsible for their public conduct" outside of school.

February 23, 2018

Through #ArmMeWith Movement, Teachers Share Visions for Curbing School Violence

Teachers across the country are joining the #ArmMeWith movement on social media to protest arming classroom teachers with weapons.

November 10, 2017

Groups Share Resources to Help Teachers Fight Fake News in Class

As students continue to struggle to navigate digital news, some teachers are making digital literacy a mainstay in the classroom.

August 30, 2017

Memes, Emojis, and GIFs, Oh My! Teachers Tell How They Use Social Media

More than one-third of teachers use memes, emojis, and GIFs to help teach a lesson, despite most teachers' concern about social media's effects on grammar, a survey finds.

March 16, 2017

'Can You Write in Cursive?' 2nd Graders' Survey Goes Viral

Would you rather have pizza or soup? One 2nd grade class in Indiana asked the internet to help them learn graphs, but they didn't expect more than 300,000 responses after their survey went viral.

July 25, 2016

Teachers Explore Uses of Pokémon Go With Autistic Students

The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with autism.

April 05, 2016

Sex-Misconduct Cases Renew Concerns About Teacher-Student Texting, 'Friending'

Amid a recent rise in sexual misconduct cases involving teachers, the Clark County school district in Nevada is looking to implement a policy that restricts digital communication between students and teachers.

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