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February 05, 2014

Is Data-Driven Instruction Ready to Include the Instructors?

Members of a Washington panel discussion on teacher use of data agreed that educators need better training in data, but first teachers need to trust it.

January 09, 2014

Simulation Program Aims to Deepen Teachers' Understanding of Poverty

An elementary school in Wichita, Kan., recently took a unique approach to sensitizing teachers to the needs of disadvantaged students, reports The Wichita Eagle. According to the January 5th article, teachers and staff members at Allen Elementary School participated in a role-playing simulation intended to elucidate the unseen challenges of poverty.

December 23, 2013

Teacher Tech-Training Incentive: $350 Toward an iPad

St. Cloud School District will refund teachers up to $350 for the purchase of an iPad if they complete 5 hours of iPad classes.

December 19, 2013

New National-Board Certifications Still Declining

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced this week that 4,117 teachers received certification from the group in 2013—down 17 percent from the previous year and more than 50 percent from 2008.

December 11, 2013

Contest for Tech-Savvy Teachers

Today, PBS LearningMedia, a classroom-resource hub for teachers, announced its 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program.

November 22, 2013

The Teacher-Improvement Craze: Why Hasn't It Hit Higher Ed?

Most of the K-12 education-policy world has spent the last several years obsessing over ways to improve teaching, but as The Chronicle of Higher Education noted recently there has been no parallel movement in higher education.

October 29, 2013

Should Teachers Be More Mindful?

An initial study of CARE For Teachers finds that the program increases well-being, efficacy, and mindfulness for teachers, while helping them cope with burnout.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

July 25, 2013

Are There Too Few Teachers on Twitter?

An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.

July 24, 2013

What Does Summer PD for Teachers Look Like?

For teachers, summer break is a favorable time to invest in professional development while they're away from the classroom. We asked our readers to share what they were doing for PD this summer. Check out our Storify to learn how fellow educators are spending their breaks. [View the story "What Doe...

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