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March 20, 2014

Using Hip-Hop as an Educational Tool

In 2010 associate professor Christopher Emdin started a weekly Twitter chat called #HipHopEd to discuss the intersection of hip-hop and education. It has become an international education movement.

March 14, 2014

Dispatches From the Teaching & Learning 2014 Conference, Part I

The conference, a new initiative from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, is going all out.

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.

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