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February 07, 2014

To Stir Up Curriculum, Teacher Ousts Novels for The New York Times

A New Jersey English teacher finding students to be bored with the assigned novels, started using New York Times human-interest stories to teach students about critical analysis.

October 25, 2013

How Far Should Student-Centered Learning Go?

A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?

August 23, 2013

High School Blues, Confirmed

A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.

August 09, 2013

When Science Meets Hip-Hop

At last month's Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science) competition, young rappers from New York public schools showcased original hip-hop performances all centered on one theme: science.

August 01, 2013

Poll: Teacher Engagement Starts Low, Worsens With Time

K-12 teachers in the U.S. tend to become less engaged in their work after their first year, according to a new Gallup poll.

July 30, 2013

Program Aims to Make Students' Dreams Matter in Schools

A nonprofit seeks to connect high schools' curricula with students' dreams for themselves and the future.

May 30, 2013

Poster Child for 'No Excuses'?

A D.C. public schools graduate explains how she maintained a 3.9 grade point average despite growing up in trying circumstances.

May 22, 2013

Post-Testing, School Goes Outside the Core

There's been a lot of talk lately about how rigid standards and the focus on testing have—and will continue to—impede teachers' creativity in the classroom. However, this morning at The Inspired Teaching School in Washington, teacher creativity was in full effect.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

May 09, 2013

Viral Video: Teacher Unappreciation

According to Gawker, this high school student who tells off his history teacher is from Duncanville, Texas. The speech he gives on his way out the door, above his teacher's impassive "Bye"s, is both harsh and unpredictably eloquent.

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