Nearly every teacher in the U.S. now knows about the Common Core State Standards, and 73 percent of math, English, science, and social studies teachers in states that have adopted them say they are enthusiastic about their implementation, according to a new survey.
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October 07, 2013
October 04, 2013
A classic 2011 story from the satirical news site The Onion has aptly resurfaced this week: "Emergency Team of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched to Washington."
October 04, 2013
The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.
October 02, 2013
A recently-published study found that teachers are more likely to be diagnosed with speech and language disorders.
September 18, 2013
In an amusing yet possibly telling article in Slate, Dahlia Lithwick describes the "inexorable decline of the American parent"--using her own failure to comprehend, well, much of anything while at back-to-school night for her son as her primary example.
September 12, 2013
Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?
September 11, 2013
Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.
September 04, 2013
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.
August 21, 2013
Two national polls released this week come to different conclusions about whether the public supports incorporating standardized test scores into teachers' evaluations.
August 16, 2013
The Guardian asked a few teachers in the United Kingdom to weigh in on their efforts to achieve work-life balance.