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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."
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
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
Jim Dwyer of The New York Times wrote a column explaining that even though they want to, teachers and principals in New York State are not allowed to disclose any contents of the standardized English tests that were administrated in the... 05/08/2014 - 8:03pm ago
Lenovo has announced the launch of a new product, the N20 Chromebook, marketed specifically for consumers, according to DailyTech. The new laptop has a traditional design with a new feature: a keyboard that swings 300 degrees from Laptop... 05/08/2014 - 7:48pm 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.
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
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
Google has launched 'Classroom,' a new platform to help teachers and students communicate better, as well as make, collect and track classroom assignments. The app is part of Google's Apps for Education line which uses Docs, Drive and... 05/07/2014 - 1:08pm ago
In a Huffington Post piece, Stacey Cole, a "human translation evangelist" for One Hour Translation, looks at new language-teaching trends. Cole shares best practices for overcoming the struggles that come with learning a language.
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
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
Blogger Laurie Rogers looks at the issue of math-related professional development in her recent post in Education News. Rogers maintains that PD has emphasized pedagogical strategies at the expense of actual math skills.
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.
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
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
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
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