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June 20, 2013

A Surprise Classroom Lesson in Acceptance

A first-year teacher in Canada who recently came out as gay to his students describes how his "tough" class offered their acceptance in a way that moved him to tears.

June 12, 2013

A Photographer's Push to Reframe 'Disabilities'

A fashion photographer begins taking photos of people with genetic conditions to "reinterpret beauty," much like those pushing for the education community to change its "disability discourse."

June 07, 2013

Can a Font Help 'Cure' Dyslexia?

A Dutch designer has created a font he says will help people with dyslexia improve their reading.

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 28, 2013

Prep School Apologizes to Student Victims of Sexual Abuse

The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.

May 28, 2013

Portrait of a Teen Tech User

An article examining a pretty typical-sounding 14 year-old girl's relationship with technology makes useful reading for middle and high school school teachers.

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.

May 08, 2013

Media Multitasking: The New Marshmallow Test

In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.

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