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Google's donation led to 356 Atlanta teachers receiving materials for their 38,775 students. The gifts, ranging from magnetic tiles to a brand new playground, came as a surprise to the educators.
UNESCO, reporting on a survey of 4,000 people in Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and Zimbabwe, found that 62 percent of respondents are reading more, thanks to mobile devices. About a third also say they read to their... 05/06/2014 - 4:51pm ago
The Obama Administration has heard "troubling" reports of school districts across the Unites States "raising barriers" for undocumented children seeking public education. In response, a new policy will help ensure that K-12 schools are not... 05/08/2014 - 7:30pm ago
Four teachers and a principal changed student answers on standardized tests, provided answers and reviewed the questions prior to testing, PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane told CBS News.
Teachers around the country will go to their mailrooms in their respective front offices, and hopefully, at the very least, find a Fun-Sized Snickers bar in their mailbox," writes Kathleen Jasper, of the website ConversationEd. The... 05/07/2014 - 12:57pm ago
Five key policy areas will transform education: teacher quality, curriculum and qualifications, accountability, coherence and tackling underachievement. Key strategies range from a national teacher recruitment fund to increasing school... 05/07/2014 - 12:48pm ago
A video online shows two male students fighting in a classroom, with screams heard in the background. The teacher is seen grabbing a broom and "repeatedly striking one of the boys."
Recent studies indicate that students' learning may suffer when they read on digital devices, reports Education Week. Schools, the article says, have embraced digital learning tools in the classroom, and educators are doing what they can... 05/12/2014 - 11:16am ago
Leaders of technological advancement in Minneapolis-St. Paul formed "Educelerate Twin Cities," a forum regarding "the next big industrial success for the Twin Cities of Minnesota," reports Education News.
LearnZillion, an organization providing Common Core-aligned, teacher-created lessons, has released a list of the members of its 2014 teacher "Dream Team." The 200 eduators will each receive a $2,000 stipend and an all-expenses-paid trip to... 05/12/2014 - 11:07am ago
Florida U.S. District Judge Mark Walker recently ruled in favor of plaintiffs in a 2013 lawsuit, filed by seven teachers and their unions, which challenged the state's teacher evaluation practices. The system, according to the Washington... 05/09/2014 - 12:01pm ago
For those struggling with the Common Core, LearnZillion offers quality resources created by highly qualified teachers from across the country.
Teachers are going on field trips for the purpose of professional development, aiming to bring new knowledge back to the classroom.
Education Week reported that on April 17, 2014, school leaders in Wake County, NC, held a press conference pertaining to a large amount of teacher resignations this year. The article said the teachers left their posts due to low salaries... 04/21/2014 - 11:37am ago
Ever wanted to go to Hogwarts? As of this month, Harry Potter fans around the globe can enroll for free online classes at Hogwartsishere.com. The site, created by a group that has no affiliation with J.K. Rowling or Warner Bros., offers a... 04/21/2014 - 1:13pm ago
Oregon proposed a plan to start rating its teachers based partly on students' test scores.
With "Bing in the Classroom," administrators can now enable an ad-free, adult content-free version that lets students browse the Internet for educational purposes. The program, officially launched in August, was called "Bing for Schools"... 04/23/2014 - 3:14pm ago
In Sugar Land, Texas, teachers are supporting the germ-killing invention Coughy Cup and the Cups4Kids Fundraiser to reduce missed school days resulting from sickness. The CoughyCup is a device that filters the bacteria outs of kids' coughs... 05/01/2014 - 12:25pm ago
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a deal with the city's largest teachers' union, raising wages by 18 percent over a nine-year period, according to The New York Times.