This month's Smithsonian magazine includes an interesting article exploring the (relatively recent) success of Finland's school system. The author highlights a certain Zen-like quality in the way Finnish schools operate: Teachers in Finland spend fewer hours at school each day and spend les...
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September 29, 2011
September 28, 2011
Teachers from across the nation recently gathered together in Rockefeller Plaza, and virtually through Facebook, Twitter, and an online chat for the second annual Teacher Town Hall hosted by NBC's Education Nation.
September 27, 2011
Heads-up for up-and-coming math and science teachers: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 fellowship award. Valued at $150,000, the award includes financial resources (including tuition assitance), professional development, teaching materials, and acces...
September 23, 2011
Two years ago, Deanna Jump, a Georgia kindergarten teacher with two kids in college, was struggling to make it from paycheck to paycheck. More recently, though, she has found herself rocketing up the tax brackets. Jump is still teaching kindergartenbut she is now also the top seller on Teach...
September 22, 2011
This is somewhat random but I think noteworthy in light of the generally dismissive attitude toward the teaching profession we've occasionally seen lately ... For completely nonwork related reasons, I was recently watching an old C-Span interview with Richard Rhodes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning auth...
September 20, 2011
In an op-ed piece in the Los Angeles Times, authors Saul Rubinstein, Charles Heckscher and Paul Adler use the history of manufacturing in the United States to draw a parallel to the current "blame the teacher" attitude in public education.
September 16, 2011
StoryCorps, the nonprofit that records and archives the stories of everyday Americans, begins a new oral history project dedicated to teachers on Monday.
September 15, 2011
Groupon in Chicago was offering a 57 percent discount on a teacher prep course.
September 07, 2011
If the Facebook "Like" count at the bottom of this CNN article is any indication, you've probably already read "What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents." (214,000 Likes in 24 hours? Really?) But if somehow this eluded you, it's an opinion piece by Ron Clark, author of The End of Molasses Classes...
September 01, 2011
The current education reform ethos has centered on improving individual teachers' effectiveness and accountabilitythrough merit-pay programs and the use of value-added performance data, for example. But in an interesting article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Carrie R. Leana, a prof...