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Andrew Dewey, who earned the top merit pay award at his school district in 2011-12, is joining six other teachers who, along with the Houston Federation of Teachers, are filing a lawsuit in federal court. The lawsuit claims that the... 05/05/2014 - 11:39am ago
At a recent conference at North Carolina State University, state representatives looked at teacher compensation and Common Core State Standards.
A recent multistate field-testing of online Common Core assessments has found few snags, according to Education Week. In addition to tech glitches, the exams seemed harder to students than did state assessments. The field-testing's main... 05/05/2014 - 12:09pm ago
At the annual What If...? Conference on March 1, 2014, two educators, Thomas Riddle and Wes Dodgens, asked the question, "What if the secret to better teaching is making learning more relevant?" According to an article in The Huffington... 05/05/2014 - 1:04pm ago
Ralph Ratto, an elementary school teacher in Long Island, New York, writes an article about how at a point last week, he experienced shame in being a teacher.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Georgia School superintendent John Barge shared a poem titled, "Here's to the Teacher," said The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
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
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.
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
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.
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."
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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

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