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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
The four-year graduation rate in the United States increased from 79 percent in 2010-2011 to 80 percent in 2011-12 school year--a historical high, according to Education Week.
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
A recent study on the "diversity gap" in U.S. public schools revealed that 18 percent of teachers are nonwhite, while roughly half of all students are nonwhite.
Snapchat, an app that lets users communicate through photos and videos, released an update that is "every teacher's worst nightmare," reports The New York Post.
Scott Samuelson, who teaches philosophy at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, beleives that learning liberal arts and humanities isn't just for the elite. Samuelson was on a plane when he told a fellow passenger he teaches... 05/02/2014 - 1:52pm ago
ProQuest has recently enhanced its popular online resource, eLibrary, making it easier for students to conduct research and complete school assignments. The new mobile Web edition is now available and enables access from smartphones as... 05/02/2014 - 1:38pm ago
Staff Development for Educators (SDE) will host the Teach 1st! National Conference for First Grade Teachers in Las Vegas from July 7-10, 2014. In more than 130 sessions, attendees will participate, interact, observe learning in action and... 05/02/2014 - 12:30pm ago
Suzanne Bouffard's blog examines the struggles teachers face in meeting the needs of individual students.
On May 1, 2014, President Barack Obama commended the state and national teachers of the year at the White House. Obama told the crowd that teachers "set us on a better path."
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 a recent conference at North Carolina State University, state representatives looked at teacher compensation and Common Core State Standards.