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January 02, 2014

Educator's Resolution: Enough With the 'Feel-Good' Teacher Movies

Joshua John Macklin, a New York City middle school reading teacher, says it would be beneficial to those working for real improvement in schools if Americans made a collective New Year's resolution to desist from relying on feel-good teacher movies for their information about struggling schools

December 02, 2013

Teacher: Outdated Classroom Designs Hinder Learning

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

November 14, 2013

Shared-Classroom Redesign Plan Riles Teachers

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

Newark Constructing 'Village' for Teachers

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

When Teachers Are Bullied

Recent attacks on teachers by parents have raised concerns and prompted calls for greater urgency around the issue.

September 12, 2013

Access Denied: A School Web-Blocking Experience With Rafe Esquith

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

High School Blues, Confirmed

A high school is determined, by one measure, to be the saddest place in New York City.

August 15, 2013

Share Your Favorite Back-to-School Photos

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 Voice From the 'Rubber Room'

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

Poll: Teachers Rank High on 'Well-Being'

Teachers top all other professionals except for physicians in overall well-being, according to the 2012 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.

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