Students in North Carolina will now have to think twice before posting disparaging comments about their teachers on social media sites.
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September 20, 2012
September 13, 2012
As a result of a $2.8 million "budget error," the Nampa School District in Idaho will soon run out of money for substitute teachers, reports the Idaho Press-Tribune. The solution? Rely on volunteers to do the job.
August 30, 2012
By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk This item originally appeared on Education Week's Teacher Beat blog. Unable to reach a contract with the school district, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union today filed a notice of intent to strike with the state's labor relations board, a move that allows...
August 29, 2012
A recent nationwide survey conducted by AdoptAClassroom.org points to the types of out-of-pocket expenses that teachers spend on their students and classrooms, which include school supplies, clothing, food, and personal items that their students' parents cannot afford.
August 27, 2012
As we reported in 2009, Tony Danza, the actor best known for playing the loveable housekeeper in the 1980's sitcom "Who's the Boss," spent a year teaching at a public high school in Philadelphia. And nowsurprise, surprisehe's written a book about the experience. In a related opinion pie...
August 24, 2012
Here's a unique news item: At a time of widespread budget-cutting and job uncertainty in education, the St. Paul, Minn., school district actually added 110 teaching positions this summer. The new positions, according to the Pioneer Press, are part of a district reform effort that, among other things...
August 23, 2012
Echoing TLN blogger Ariel Sacks, Memphis teacher Brittany Clark wonders why well-respected teachers are so often encouraged by their own districts to leave the classroom: I've seen this pattern. I'm frequently encouraged to move into school administration, instructional leadership and district-lev...
August 15, 2012
One of the inevitable first-day-of-school tasks for elementary teachers (and many secondary teachers) is introducing the class rules. So it's no wonder teacher-bloggers have taken up the topic this week. Patricia Hensley, author of the Successful Teaching blog, laments educators' use of vague langu...
August 13, 2012
In response to what he sees as multiplying signs of public schools'and teachers'failures, David Gelernter, a professor of computer science at Yale University, envisions the rise of "local Internet schools." These, he explains in a Wall Street Journal piece, would be one-room neighborhood ...
August 07, 2012
Digital technology has made it both easier for students to cheat and for teachers to catch offenders, according to a recent piece in The Chicago Tribune. But overall cheaters maintain the upper hand.