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Oregon proposed a plan to start rating its teachers based partly on students' test scores.
Happy birthday, William Shakespeare! In honor of The Bard's 450th birthday, YouGov Omnibus conducted a survey asking Americans whether they think Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Results showed more than half (53... 04/23/2014 - 11:34am 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.
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 Obama Administration plans to develop a new system to better prepare aspiring teachers going into the profession.
For those struggling with the Common Core, LearnZillion offers quality resources created by highly qualified teachers from across the country.
Indiana's State Board of Education approved a new set of K-12 English and math standards, despite objections that the guidelines were "shoddy" and "warmer versions" of Common Core. Indiana was among the first states to adopt the Common... 04/29/2014 - 11:53am ago
After a recent court case, Google has announced it will no longer scan student Gmail accounts to send them ads. Google changed its terms of service inconspicuously on April 15, 2014, in order to be "more transparent about its email... 05/01/2014 - 10:10am ago
New York's main teachers' union has nearly finalized a new deal to settle a five-year labor dispute where it has sought more than $3 billion in back pay from the city, according to The New York Times.
Sean McComb of Maryland, who was named 2014 National Teacher of the Year on April 30, 2014, tells The Washington Post he is a strong advocate for public education.
The Public School Forum of North Carolina released a new policy brief urging the state to continue to move forward in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
In Sugar Land, Texas, teachers are supporting the germ-killing invention Coughy Cup and the Cups4Kids Fundraiser to reduce missed school days resulting from sickness. The CoughyCup is a device that filters the bacteria outs of kids' coughs... 05/01/2014 - 12:25pm ago
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."
Suzanne Bouffard's blog examines the struggles teachers face in meeting the needs of individual students.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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