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The Chicago Teachers' Union passed a resolution on May 9, 2014 opposing the use of Common Core State Standards in teaching and testing. The group also plans to lobby the Illinois Board of Education and its parent union, the American... 05/09/2014 - 2:35pm ago
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! In honor of The Bard's 450th birthday, YouGov Omnibus conducted a survey asking Americans whether they think Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Results showed more than half (53... 04/23/2014 - 11:34am ago
Members of The Center for Teaching Quality wrote a piece in Education Week describing their views on classroom practices and philosophies. The article celebrated Teacher Appreciation week and supported #TeachingIs, a social media campaign... 05/09/2014 - 10:34am ago
Tablets and other "smart" devices have become the norm in classrooms, says Gayle Bennett, Dell representative, in a USA Today article. According to Speak Up, an initiative of the education nonprofit Project Tomorrow, between 41 percent and... 05/09/2014 - 11:51am ago
Have you ever received a ridiculous answer from a student? A Reddit thread is revealing the funniest teacher and student exchanges participants have "ever seen." The thread is titled "We asked our biology teacher for the funniest answer... 05/06/2014 - 3:16pm ago
At a recent conference at North Carolina State University, state representatives looked at teacher compensation and Common Core State Standards.
A recent study on the "diversity gap" in U.S. public schools revealed that 18 percent of teachers are nonwhite, while roughly half of all students are nonwhite.
ProQuest has recently enhanced its popular online resource, eLibrary, making it easier for students to conduct research and complete school assignments. The new mobile Web edition is now available and enables access from smartphones as... 05/02/2014 - 1:38pm ago
New York's main teachers' union has nearly finalized a new deal to settle a five-year labor dispute where it has sought more than $3 billion in back pay from the city, according to The New York Times.
After a recent court case, Google has announced it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts to send them ads. Google changed its terms of service inconspicuously on April 15, 2014, in order to be "more transparent about its email... 05/01/2014 - 10:10am ago
Indiana's State Board of Education approved a new set of K-12 English and math standards, despite objections that the guidelines were "shoddy" and "warmer versions" of Common Core. Indiana was among the first states to adopt the Common... 04/29/2014 - 11:53am ago
The four-year graduation rate in the United States increased from 79 percent in 2010-2011 to 80 percent in 2011-12 school year--a historical high, according to Education Week.
The Obama Administration plans to develop a new system to better prepare aspiring teachers going into the profession.
The New York Daily News reported that principals of 846 schools in New York spent $830G to “buy out” teachers from grading state exams.
According to a recent Gallup poll, 60 to 70 percent of teachers are feeling stressed, thereby affecting their teaching styles and students’ performance. According to The Huffington Post, Gallup's report “State of America’s Schools: The... 04/17/2014 - 12:11pm ago
On May 1, 2014, President Barack Obama commended the state and national teachers of the year at the White House. Obama told the crowd that teachers "set us on a better path."
Scott Samuelson, who teaches philosophy at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beleives that learning liberal arts and humanities isn't just for the elite. Samuelson was on a plane when he told a fellow passenger he teaches... 05/02/2014 - 1:52pm ago
A school district in Missouri is debating banning the book It's Perfectly Normal. The title about healthy sexuality, geared for children 10 years and older, is said to have "explicit illustrations of people having sex," reports Education... 05/08/2014 - 8:15pm ago
The president may have a view of teaching that involves more than test results, but his administration's policies have failed to focus attention beyond that aspect, argues Education Week's Ross Brenneman.
A new Microsoft PowerPoint add-in lets users integrate quizzes, videos, narrations, drawings and more into multimedia lessons. The free program, Office Mix, signal's Microsoft's "push into online and interactive education," reports... 05/08/2014 - 6:31pm ago

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