June 2015 Archives

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.


Unhappy with recent decisions by the local school board, a group of parents in Jefferson County, Colo., has created a website to chronicle an expected wave teachers' departures from their district over the next year.


Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.


The internationally acclaimed teacher was removed from his classroom earlier this year, though circumstances behind the suspension remain murky.


The study digs into why students would be better at a lesson based on when they get visual assistance.


A new study from Vanderbilt University concluded that teachers' feedback on math problems hinders students who have a grasp on the concept but could significantly help those who still don't understand.


An Ohio school district graduated 222 high school valedictorians this year, calling into question value of the title.


Teachers and administrators have to make dozens—even hundreds—of hard decisions every day. A recently released game shows but a few of them.


In March, a New Hampshire class failed to get the red-tailed hawk named as their state raptor. But naming the president's new pet is a nice victory.


A new survey by the Gates Foundation finds that nearly all teachers regularly use digital tools like digital gradebooks, but are unhappy with the data or the tools they have access to.


A science teacher in Pasco County, Fla., got fed up with students using their cellphones in class, in violation of school policy, and opted for a more proactive approach than writing them up.


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