An unusually bleak thank-you letter to teachers from Georgia's superintendent of schools strikes a nerve.
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May 07, 2014
May 02, 2014
In a new book, Harvard Paul E. Peterson points to significant "gaps between what teachers and the public think is best for the education of our nation's children," including on issues such as performance pay, teacher evaluation, annual testing, school choice, teacher hiring and tenure, and school spending.
May 01, 2014
What do the nation's best teachers think creates the best teachers? A new survey offers some insights on professional development and school culture.
April 30, 2014
The Council of Chief State School Officers has named high school English teacher Sean McComb, of Maryland, the 2014 National Teacher of the Year. He is one of the youngest teachers to win the award.
April 20, 2014
Are teachers in the most miserable profession? A lot of other professions have put in a claim, too.
April 17, 2014
A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.
April 09, 2014
In a fast-moving panel discussion Monday, a group of educators joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in an effort meant to convince attendees on the merits of teaching.
April 08, 2014
A Santa Monica teacher reportedly confronted a student about drugs, and has since been suspended after a fight broke out.
April 02, 2014
Mark Sass, a "hybrid" teacher outside of Denver, says that state policymakers and teachers' unions need to do a whole lot more to foster the growth of teacher-leadership positions in schools. Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that policymakers need to give current teachers more credit for their educational attainments than they are accustomed to doing lately.
March 25, 2014
If you're a teacher who's struggling or someone who supports teachers who are struggling, please join us Wednesday evening for a live web chat with Meenoo Rami, author of the recently published book "Thrive: 5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching."