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October 01, 2014

Report: Wyoming Best State for Teachers, Most States a Mixed Bag

A new report looks at what are supposedly the best and worst states for teacher working conditions, but misses some finer details.

September 12, 2014

Global Study: U.S. Teachers Work More Hours, With Less Financial Return

On average, teachers in the United States spend more hours in the classroom than their international counterparts, without apparent salary gains to show for it, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's annual Education-at-a-Glance report.

September 11, 2014

Reform-Minded China Tries to Get 'Teachers' Day' Under Control

To fend off corruption, the Chinese government is cracking down on excessive gift-giving during the country's annual celebration of teachers.

August 22, 2014

Harvard Expert Questions Teachers' Readiness for Teacher-Led Schools

In a PBS segment, Harvard education-innovation expert Tony Wagner said he likes the idea of teacher-led schools but suggested that teachers generally haven't acquired the education-management knowledge or vision to create truly transformative schools.

July 23, 2014

Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says

D.C. may be one of the best places for career teachers in search of high pay, a new report says, while South Dakota is unquestionably the worst.

March 07, 2014

British Teachers Average 60-Hour Work Week, Surpassing U.S.

The numbers are a drastic increase from a previous survey in 2010.

January 23, 2014

Debt Spending: Credit Union Offering Classroom-Supply Loans to Teachers

A credit union in Las Vegas now offers loans to K-12 teachers struggling to pay for classroom materials. This reflects a trend among teachers who pay more out of pocket to buy classroom supplies.

January 02, 2014

Educator's Resolution: Enough With the 'Feel-Good' Teacher Movies

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 02, 2013

Teacher: Outdated Classroom Designs Hinder Learning

Austin, Texas, elementary school teacher Emily E. Smith argues that classroom-design conventions are in need of a serious upgrade. She explains how, to create a more creative space for learning, she reconfigured her own classroom based on photos of successful tech startup offices

November 14, 2013

Shared-Classroom Redesign Plan Riles Teachers

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.

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