Austin, Texas, elementary school teacher Emily E. Smith argues that classroom-design conventions are in need of a serious upgrade. She explains how, to create a more creative space for learning, she reconfigured her own classroom based on photos of successful tech startup offices
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December 02, 2013
November 14, 2013
As part of a new plan to expand a number of its highs schools, the Portland, Ore., school district is reportedly looking into a design model that would be based on a "college-style" use of classrooms. What this means, essentially, is that teachers would share classrooms but would have offices where they could meet with students and each other.
October 23, 2013
Here's an interesting urban renewal story that has a very distinct connection to teaching: In an effort to revive its blighted downtown area, the city of Newark, N.J., last month officially launched a new development known as Teachers Village.
September 16, 2013
Recent attacks on teachers by parents have raised concerns and prompted calls for greater urgency around the issue.
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?
August 23, 2013
A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.
August 15, 2013
It's the start of the school year. And Education Week wants to see what back-to-school looks like through your eyes.
May 13, 2013
A 33-year-old public school teacher with Tourette Syndrome in New York tells his story, including how he ended up in the absent-teacher reserve pool.
March 28, 2013
Teachers top all other professionals except for physicians in overall well-being, according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.
November 17, 2012
In response to a national report on teacher absences, columnist Dan Rodricks of The Baltimore Sun wrote that he was dismayed to learn that 35 percent of teachers in Maryland missed 10 or more days of school in the 2009-10 school year. "I'm a union man, but I'll tell you one thing: The men and wome...