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September 19, 2014

In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

December 13, 2013

Good News From PISA? U.S. Math/Science Gender Gap Closed

In the United States, there was no statistical difference between boys' and girls' scores in either math or science on the 2012 PISA test.

December 09, 2013

A Formula for Teaching Controversial Topics

A teacher has developed a formula to debate topics like gun control with her middle school students.

July 30, 2013

Foreign-Language Teachers Recognized

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages this week announced the finalists for its annual National Language Teacher of the Year Award. Among the five finalists, three are Spanish-language teachers. They are Norma Arroyo of Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, Colo.; Linda Egna...

July 12, 2013

Celebrating Malala Day

The U.N. declared today "Malala Day," but who is Malala? Malala Yousafzai is the Pakistani teenager and advocate for girls' education who was shot in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen last October in Pakistan's Swat Valley. Today, she turned 16 and spent her birthday addressing U.N. Secretary-...

May 10, 2013

Qatar Teacher Jailed for Allegedly Insulting Islam

A Nepali chemistry teacher working in Qatar, however, is now in jail for allegedly making comments to students that insulted Islam.

November 05, 2012

Donors Choose Targets Storm-Affected Schools

Heads up if you're in the storm-ravaged Northeast (or if you know a teacher who is): Donors Choose, the nonprofit that collects donations to support classroom projects, has a launched an effort to connect donors with teachers in schools that have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Teachers can get more information here.

August 09, 2012

Holocaust Survivor Designs Resources for Teachers

By guest blogger Ellen Wexler A few weeks ago, we received a letter from Holocaust survivor Peter Fischl, who has spent the last 18 years sharing his history and working to promote Holocaust education. We looked through Teaching Now and realized that it hadn't included coverage on Holocaust educati...

November 15, 2011

Celebrating International Education Week

Need an excuse to take your students on a cultural outing or to organize a multiethnic potluck lunch for the class? This would be the time to do it. International Education Week, an annual initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education that started back in 2000, runs through the end of this week.

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