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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.

March 03, 2015

Biased Teachers Dissuade Girls From STEM Courses, Study Says

A new study shows that teacher bias can influence girls' performance in STEM subjects and their decision to pursue further studies in the subject.

January 08, 2015

Study: In-School Reading Time Is Key to Building Love of Reading

A study by Scholastic finds that read-alouds and designated class time for independent reading are some of the strongest predictors of how frequently a child reads for fun.

October 26, 2014

Role Reversal Shows Teacher What It Means to Be a Student

After spending two days shadowing high schoolers, one teacher realized how little she knew about what it actually meant to be a student.

July 30, 2014

App Aims to Boost Comprehension by Putting E-Books to Music

A startup that combines cinema-style soundtracks with the texts of popular books claims to be "transforming reading the way sound transformed silent film."

April 10, 2014

Tenn. Teachers' Union Credits Motivational Video, Not Policy Efforts, for NAEP Gains

The Tennessee Education Association is pushing the idea that the states' NAEP gains could be explained in part by a motivational video shown before the test.

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.

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