January 2018 Archives

When a no-grades advocate wrote that gradeless classrooms can improve student learning, teachers responded with some excitement and some skepticism.


Recent research finds that school leaders are frequently hiring teachers based on personal referrals, which could have implications for both shortages and diversity gaps.


The national network 100Kin10 has awarded $1 million in grants to five education groups that will work to empower STEM teachers to experiment and fail in the classroom.


Educators say teaching civics in an age of news overload and intense partisan division has become increasingly difficult. Teachers and education experts share some ideas on how to bring civic engagement into the classroom.


When highly effective teachers are given a hybrid role to lead other teachers, their students perform better in math and, to a lesser extent, reading, according to a new study.


The viral arrest of a Louisiana teacher isn't the only time school boards have clashed with parents and educators over free speech.


A video shows the middle school English teacher being handcuffed on the floor and put into a police car after she spoke out against a pay raise for the superintendent at a school board meeting.


The Pew Research Center survey also found that about half of Americans said teachers should more often use teaching methods that help students think critically and problem solve.


A study by RTI International and Johns Hopkins University found evidence that teachers' assumptions and biases about their students' families can change after visiting their homes.


The winners of the 2017-18 Milken Educator Award share the best teaching advice they've ever received.


The education news site Chalkbeat plans to host the "Great American Teach-Off" at SXSW EDU. Will the event celebrate teaching or reduce it to a performance?


The four finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year are: a sign language teacher, an elementary art teacher, a teacher to immigrant and refugee students, and a teacher for the Department of Defense.


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