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Jason Endacott, a former educator and current blogger for the Huffington Post, asks the question: Is Teacher "Appreciation" Enough? Endacott asks what the public means by "appreciation" when discussing teachers, and he suggests that what... 05/09/2014 - 11:00am ago
Parents with children on the autism spectrum are finding new ways to communicate and help their children succeed in an one-hour improv class, says Jen Olenizcak, founder of The Engaging Educator.
Students are unhappy with their new lunches and are blaming Michelle Obama as well as others for their "nasty" school lunches, reports Education News. The article says students want their tater tots and greasy pizza back.
Do kids benefit from doing homework? Are most homework assignments boring to students? Columnist Laurie Levy from the Huffington Post looks at this issue in relation to her eight-year-old granddaughter's struggle with completing homework... 05/14/2014 - 11:33am ago
Targets of bullying experience emotional scarring and psychological distress. A recent study, however, finds that the bully may actually experience health benefits, reports Time.com.
A video of a nine-year-old girl crying to her mother about being bullied on the bus has gone viral, and a lot of parents are discussing the topic.
Recent findings show that mentoring programs for first-year teachers increase staff retention and improve student achievement. Iowa's largest public school system, Des Moines, has revamped its mentoring program, and reporter Mary Stegmeir... 05/12/2014 - 12:37pm ago
For students taking the STAAR test in Texas last month, it was their lucky day when they received an email with two test essay questions and sample answers. Pearson, which runs Texas' standardized school tests, accidentally leaked these... 05/15/2014 - 11:10am ago
The study found little to no correlation between quality teaching and appraisals teachers receive, casting doubt on whether states could use empirical data to evaluate and identify "good" or "bad" teachers based on student performance.
Educational versions of popular games, such as SimCity, have taken over schools in a "fresh wave of serious learning games that bridge the gap between instruction and assessment," reports Education Week. One game, SimCityEDU: Pollution... 05/14/2014 - 11:19am ago
Despite teachers asking to cancel tests their students will most likely fail, the state is making students take them anyway. Oregon's teacher union estimated 35 to 40 percent of students will pass these new tests, but Schools Chief Rob... 05/15/2014 - 11:49am ago
Assessments are considered important tools in a student's learning process, says Alexandra Pannoni, education intern at U.S. News. Get tips to help high-school teachers create and use meaningful assessments to improve instruction.
Students have put down beloved paperbacks and replaced them with smartphones, iPads and other technology. Kids' reading for pleasure has dropped tremendously over the past 40 years, and technology may be to blame.
Among Apple, Google and Microsoft, it's uncertain which hardware will rule the education market. Apple had a 50 percent share of the market, but Google's Chromebook is becoming a strong contender.
Educators of color make up more than half of teachers in low-income districts, according to NYDailyNews.com. In addition, almost half of educators who quit within five years teach in lower-income areas, while in wealthier areas, only 34... 05/16/2014 - 1:07pm ago
A teacher training program focused on Common Core standards and diverse teaching methods is boosting educators' readiness for the classroom. The program, edTPA, is now the main requirement to obtain a teaching license in Washington and New... 05/16/2014 - 12:45pm ago
By monitoring every mouse click, every keystroke, every split-second hesitation as children work through digital textbooks, the edtech startup Knewton aims to determine not only what individual kids know, but also how they think.
Worried about budget cuts? The good news: Many key things educators can do to prepare students for the future don't necessarily cost money, says columnist Tim Elmore from the Huffington Post. The bad news: Teachers must commit to paying... 05/15/2014 - 4:23pm ago
A new youth-focused website, MakeYourJob.org, offers free, game-like training and resources to help students turn their interests into summer businesses. Anyone between the ages of 14 and 19 can sign up and be guided through a business... 05/15/2014 - 3:59pm ago
Get your emojis ready! Teachers around the country are now sending texts to high school seniors to keep them on track for college, reports Education Week. West Virginia launched a pilot program this year alerting students about deadlines... 05/15/2014 - 12:26pm ago