Who was your favorite teacher? Let the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News know during Teacher Appreciation Week.
When people immigrate to the United States, it can be a challenge to learn English, especially as an adult. As Ukee Washington shows us, volunteers are donating their time and expertise to help.
Education ‘badges’, offered mostly on online start-ups, look like brightly colored Boy Scout badges and are meant to convey more about a student and his or her strengths than a grade might.
If you think you got an unfairly bad grade, can you sue? Turns out, you wouldn’t be the first – or even the second.
At the long-struggling and poor Savoy Elementary School, teachers are using the excitement and discipline of the arts to improve achievement.
Despite budget problems, poverty, and little parent participation, Public Agenda reports on what makes for success at Ohio’s nine high poverty, high-achieving schools.
A new survey by TEACH PLUS reports on attitudes of teachers who began their careers less than a decade ago, which is the majority of teachers in the classroom today.
A new study indicates that when teachers consistently use the Responsive Classroom learning approach, 5th grade students performed better on statewide assessment of math and reading skills than their peers who did not use the same learning strategies.
With political rhetoric not directing enough attention to education, The New York Times in its lead editorial Sunday, aired some important issues.
The New Teacher Project, “The Irreplaceables: Understanding the Real Retention Crisis in America’s Urban Schools,” found that only 47% of high performing teachers were praised by their bosses for their good work.
The annual MetLife Survey of the American Teacher based on 1001 responses shows that teacher job satisfaction is at its lowest in two decades, probably because of cuts in education budgets.
The 2011 US Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that men comprise only 18.3% of elementary and middle school teachers and 2.3% of preschool and kindergarten teachers – depriving kids of good role models.
Teachers who were offered significant monetary incentives filled 90% of the vacancies in hard-to-staff schools in seven large and diverse school districts in 5 states. Now more schools are expected to follow suit.
“What Spurs Students to Stay in College and Learn?” is the partial title of an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education.
For the children born on Sept. 11, 2001, the decade has not shown them changes in America. Rather, they have always known things to be as they are — but for others, the scars linger.