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The judge ruled that the school was within its rights to conclude that the teacher's posts "would erode the necessary trust and respect between [her] and her students."
"This year, I have to say, except for the spaghetti, they were accepting it and they were willing to try some of the new vegetables," said Susan Birmingham, director of food service for Frontier Central School District in New York.
"Most everyone is unhappy across the board even though the beginning teachers feel, like, 'Yay, we're going to make more money.' They also feel it's an unfair kind of raise."
Barely a quarter of students were able to answer four out of five questions correctly on a financial literacy quiz.
Effective reform "does not scapegoat teachers or demonize their unions....It is time to stop banging our heads against the wall of false reform and begin implementing reform that works."
"I see students in the schools where I work who hang on every word a teacher says. That influence is so powerful because for many students, that teacher becomes their mother, their father, their counselor, their nutritionist, their life... 08/05/2014 - 12:13pm ago
Competition is not a dirty word. Managing failure and learning from our mistakes are vital skills kids need to learn.
The ranking was based on 12 factors, including student dropout rate, pupil/teacher ratio, test scores, rates of bullying and school safety measures.
Said one teacher, "As soon as I got the Chromebook and the kids started using it, I saw, 'Okay, this is definitely much more useful.'"
Many sellers have back-to-school sales on EdTech. But are you actually getting your hands on the best hardware?
"Where [Michelle] Rhee always seemed a bit edgy and contentious, Brown [is]...charming and a bit maternal. She can deliver hard news, and moments later sell Girl Scout cookies."
Educators now take for granted the information that schools have, when a few years ago, these systems didn't exist.
Good parent-teacher relationships "help ensure that students receive consistent messages and seamless support from classroom to home."
"Common Core fails any comparison with the standards of high-achieving countries....They are lower in the total scope of learned material, in the depth and rigor of the treatment of mathematical subjects, and in the delayed and often... 08/06/2014 - 11:49am ago
It can be tempting to turn your teaching job into a 24/7 endeavor, but one educator analyzed every moment of his work day and identified ways to get things done more efficiently.
A number of these students are unaccompanied by their families, and under federal law, all children are entitled to a free public education, regardless of immigration status.
"It's really just by every good grace that something bad didn't happen," said the student's father. "You're not carting packages that can be depositing without a signature on someone's front porch. You're carrying children."
The photo shows some of the girls had stuffed their shirts to appear pregnant, while others wear bandanas, flash gang signs and hold simulated weapons.
Students will love the Lifeproof Nuud Case for iPhone, sound-isolating headphones and other kid-friendly technology tools.
With a little help from activist female rock band Pussy Riot and musician Yoko Ono, the school campaign imagines an all-girls online art wonderland where girls can find inspiration through how-to videos and more.