A primary school teacher in Colombia, South America, has been spending his free time on his "biblioburro"--a mobile library of 120 books on a donkey--to help fight illiteracy in rural areas of his country.

With teacher layoffs affecting districts across the country, some government officials and parents are concerned "last in, first out" seniority policies are forcing talented young teachers out the door.

A 12-year-old student's arrest for doodling on her classroom desk is raising concerns about the prominence of zero tolerance policies in schools.

A restaurant owner apologizes for a confrontation with teachers who were on break from in-service.

The "snowmageddon" that crippled the Mid-Atlantic region last week may force states to slash the required number of instructional days, as they attempt to make up lost time from snow days.

The Washington Teachers Union is claiming some of the credit for the closing of District of Columbia schools today, according to a local news blog. A record-breaking winter storm this weekend has shuttered school systems throughout the Washington, D.C., area today. But the decision on DCPS schools--which, under chancellorship of Michelle Rhee, has been very conservative in dolling out snow days--was quite drawn-out. Initially, yesterday afternoon, the district boldly announced that its schools would in fact be open on a 2-hour delay, puzzling many parents who looked around and saw limited transportation options. A few hours later, however, after ...

A Missouri school district is giving 500 high school freshmen a three-day crash course in "real life skills" to demonstrate the correlation between good grades and future success.

While the world watches horrific images of earthquake victims roll in from Haiti, a number of American students have taken relief matters into their own hands.

With only one percent of the D.C. teaching corps certified by the NBPTS, Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee believes that despite the prestige of the award, the money used for certification could be better spent.

An opinion piece from the United Teachers Los Angeles teachers' union's leadership lays out specifics on how to improve the teaching profession.


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