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N.Y.'s New Route to a Master's in Teaching

The N.Y. State Board of Regents voted unanimously to allow alternative-certification programs to create their own master's degree programs; previously, traditional education schools were the only outlet for master's degrees in teaching.


The Teacher and The Tea Party

Fox News is reporting that the Oregon affiliate of the controversial Tea Party movement isn't looking to punish an Oregon middle school technology teacher for publicly lambasting the group. They want him to get help. According to Fox, on his now-defunct "Crash the Tea Party" website, teacher Jason Levin allegedly expressed his intention to "dismantle and demolish" the movement. His alleged offenses include asking his supporters to collect Social Security numbers and other personal identification information from Tea Partiers. He's also being called out for intending to embarrass the movement by attending rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler and carrying signs ...


Bribery Pays

A Harvard economist shares the results of his recent work--the largest-ever study of financial incentives inside the classroom.


Teaching Students the Web's Potential Pitfalls

With students spending a huge chunk of their days in front of a computer, schools have recognized the need to teach their students about responsible Internet use.


Turning to the Teachers

In a switch, the Los Angeles school board recently decided to effectively turn a troubled high school over to its own teachers.


True Inclusion

With school bullying issues dominating the headlines, it's nice to see a story like this.


Food Fight

A new reality TV show has British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver landing at an elementary school in America's "unhealthiest city" to help the students clean up their act.


Teacher Fakes Shooting for Sake of Science

A science teacher in the U.K. faked his own death on his school's playground for a science project, but not all student witnesses were in the know.


The Biggest March Madness Upset Yet

In the midst of a bracket-busting first weekend of the NCAA tournament, one autistic 17-year-old still has a perfect bracket going.


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