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September 18, 2013

Kids Today: The Social-Media Menace

Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.

September 06, 2013

Herzog Film on Texting and Driving Coming to High Schools

If you're a high school teacher and find yourself with 35 minutes to fill, you might want to consider showing renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog's new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.

August 22, 2013

How a Bookkeeper Prevented a School Shooting

Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at an elementary school near Atlanta, prevented what was likely to have been a mass school shooting by convincing the gunman to surrender.

June 14, 2013

Remembering Newtown Teachers, Six Months Later

By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece fo...

June 06, 2013

Sandy Hook Teacher Starts Nonprofit to Teach Empathy

Having survived the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and been on the receiving end of enormous generosity afterward, 1st grade teacher Kaitlin Roig began thinking about ways to give back.

May 30, 2013

Man Poses Bomb Threat at Ore. Teaching Office Over Misspelling

A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.

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 23, 2013

Video: Teacher Captures Tornado Experience

A 5th grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, one of two schools ravaged by tornadoes this week, captured the moment of impact on video.

May 21, 2013

Teachers Heroic in Okla. Tornado

Once again, it appears that teachers acted with near-mind-boggling composure and courage in the face danger—and quite likely saved lives in the process.

May 02, 2013

Principal Swaps Security Guards for Art Teachers

According to NBC News, a school in Roxbury, Mass., has seen positive effects--at least in terms of academics and school culture--from cutting back on school security, and using those funds to up arts instruction.

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