North Dakota may give its teachers more control over their classrooms than any other state, followed closely by South Dakota.
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January 23, 2014
January 15, 2014
Four educators, hailing from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, have been announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers as the finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year Award.
January 10, 2014
The Hope Street Group, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on economic opportunity, announced 13 teachers and instructional coaches from across the country to participate in the group's National Teacher Fellowship.
January 02, 2014
Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools
December 19, 2013
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced this week that 4,117 teachers received certification from the group in 2013down 17 percent from the previous year and more than 50 percent from 2008.
November 17, 2013
In an address on deeper learning at the Learning and the Brain conference in Boston this weekend, Christine Massey, the director of research and education at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania, offered a helpful definition: "We take deeper learning as the process of learning for transfer."
November 16, 2013
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.
November 14, 2013
As part of a new plan to expand a number of its highs schools, the Portland, Ore., school district is reportedly looking into a design model that would be based on a "college-style" use of classrooms. What this means, essentially, is that teachers would share classrooms but would have offices where they could meet with students and each other.
November 11, 2013
The Huffington Post recently published a list of 11 high-profile education leaders who've never been teachers.
November 11, 2013
The developers of a new performance-based teacher-licensing test have a clear message for states that want to use it: Set the passing bar high, but not too high.