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April 25, 2012

Teachers Shouldn't Be Pick-y

Could a teacher's bad habit compromise his classroom management? Emily Yoffe of Slate's Ask Prudence thinks so—and she has a nose for these sorts of things ...

April 17, 2012

Wounding Words From Teachers

Dan Brown, a Washington-based teacher who contributes to our Teaching Ahead virtual roundtable at times, has a compelling discussion going on on his Teacher Leaders Network blog about the "5 Worst Things a Teacher Can Say to Students." According to Brown, the No. 1 "absolute worst and most frequent...

February 17, 2012

Cursing Teachers Risk Getting the Axe

Arizona state Senator Lori Klein recently introduced a bill that would punish K-12 teachers for their use of profanity in the classroom.

December 14, 2011

Teacher's Santa Faux Pas

A teacher in Nanuet, N.Y., recently made headlines after she told her 2nd grade class that there is no Santa Claus.

November 15, 2011

What Not to Say as a Teachers' Union Leader

In a recent keynote address, Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, made some unsavory remarks about Education Secretary Arne Duncan, including a joke about him having a lisp.

April 12, 2011

Schools Commemorate Civil War 150th Anniversary (Sometimes Inappropriately)

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, and schools and education organizations across the country are finding ways to commemorate the historic event.

April 06, 2011

Teacher Suspended Over Facebook Post (Round Two)

Another teacher has garnered national attention as well as a suspension for posting a comment about her students on her Facebook page.

March 02, 2011

'Have You Drugged Your Kids Today?'

Earlier this year, teacher Natalie Munroe sparked a national debate when she was fired for blogging about her students and claimed her First Amendment rights were violated. Now, an English teacher in Arizona is making the same claim after being let go for refusing to part with a bumper sticker, repo...

February 18, 2011

Union Rep Causes Clamor Over Quail

According to the New York Daily News, the Union Federation of Teachers' lobbyist, Paul Egan, was upset by more than just flawed evaluation systems this past week: His dinner bill exceeded what he thought his meal was worth. After racking up a more than $1,800 bill at a swanky bistro in Albany, N.Y....

February 14, 2011

Is it Time to End Corporal Punishment in Schools?

After an elementary school teacher in Maryland was recently charged with several counts of assault for choking, punching, kicking, and/or scratching eight of her first graders, Washington Post blogger Valerie Strauss recalls the failure of Congress to pass a bill to end corporal punishment in school...

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