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May 11, 2017

Do Fidget Spinners Belong in the Classroom? Teachers Are Divided

Fidgets spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say it's having the exact opposite effect.

May 08, 2017

Indiana Teen Graduates College While Still in High School, Wants to Be a Teacher

Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne will receive her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in early-childhood education this week—but she doesn't graduate from high school until May 22.

January 26, 2017

School and Local Librarians Recruit Furry Friends to Help Students Read

Dog-assisted reading programs are increasingly popular across the nation. Certified therapy dogs are helping make reading time and library visits a bit more exciting for kindergartners and 1st graders.

January 05, 2017

'The Magic School Bus' Will Return to Teach New Generations About STEM

Netflix will reboot the beloved '90s educational cartoon, "The Magic School Bus," starring eccentric science teacher Ms. Frizzle and her eager students as they embark on out-of-this world field trips.

August 29, 2016

Classroom Exercise Equipment Has Benefits for Students, Studies Show

The use of exercise equipment in the classroom can improve both student health and learning.

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.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 22, 2016

Mark Twain-Impersonating English Teacher Hanging Up the Chalk

Tom Gilding, a high school English teacher who has gained renown as Mark Twain impersonator, has announced that he is retiring this spring. But only from teaching, not from impersonating Mark Twain.

January 29, 2016

Acclaimed Educator Jaime Escalante Featured in New U.S. Postage Stamp

Escalante, the Bolivian native and former U.S. high school math teacher, died of cancer in 2010.

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.

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