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Four Things We Don't Know About AP Tests

First off, it appears that fewer colleges may be accepting AP credit, according to Russell T. Warne, an assistant professor of psychology at Utah Valley University who has done research on the topic. ...
Source: Anya Kamenetz, NPR
Posted: May 02, 2017

Bringing Joy to Math Class

Math doesn’t have to be tedious. See how one middle school math teacher made math fun while still adhering to all the mandates of education today. ...
Source: Dr. Matthew Beyranevand, Edutopia
Posted: May 01, 2017

A Remote Utah School District Offers $80,000 Teacher Salaries

A school district in southeastern Utah is in the middle of a test program to see if offering salaries of up to $80,000 can persuade teachers to stay at an elementary school near the Utah-Colorado border. ...
Source: Associated Press
Posted: Apr 26, 2017

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Nation's Report Card Finds Mixed Grades For U.S. Students In Visual Arts, Music

The national scores on arts achievement remained flat when compared with 2008. Students were tested on their ability to understand and interpret historical pieces of art and music. ...
Source: LA Johnson, NPR
Posted: Apr 25, 2017

How to Help Gifted Students Find a Place in Your Classroom Community

When a gifted kid complains that he doesn’t fit in, our first instinct is often to help the child be like other students. But what if, instead, this child might need to find children who share his interests? ...
Source: Ruth Lyons, WeAreTeachers
Posted: Apr 17, 2017

Five Lessons for Greening Your Curriculum

At Community School 55 in the Bronx, students learn about science, literacy, math, geography, and more by cultivating an indoor farm, turning their harvest into healthy meals and sharing the bounty with others in their community. ...
Source: Suzie Boss, Eduopia
Posted: Apr 12, 2017

Teacher Gives 4th-Graders Fake "Spelling Test" as April Fools' Prank

Fourth-grade teacher Joe Dombrowski pulled off his April Fools’ Day prank a few days early this year, and the internet can’t get enough of it. ...
Source: JENNIFER EARL, CBS News
Posted: Mar 31, 2017

Dear Helicopter Parents: Please Stop

Trevor Muir, a teacher, writer, speaker, and storyteller from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has some sage advice for parents. First off, let teachers do what they've been trained to do. ...
Source: weareteachers.com
Posted: Mar 24, 2017

Students Learn STEM Through Lego Program at Shelton State

While many students in the Tuscaloosa area vacation for spring break this week, others are using household toys to learn more about science, math and other subjects. ...
Source: Drew Taylor, Tuscaloosa News
Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Test Meant to Screen Teachers Instead Weeded Out Minorities

Critics of the New York examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher, while backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. ...
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS via ABCNEws
Posted: Mar 12, 2017

California Mulls Eliminating Income Tax for Teachers

California legislators are hoping a proposal to eliminate income tax for teachers will help attract young people into the profession and keep them there at a time when the state is hemorrhaging educators and lacks a pipeline. ...
Source: Lauren Camera, USNews
Posted: Mar 10, 2017

A Toolkit for Students in Crisis

An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control. ...
Source: Ryan Wheeler, WeAreTeacher
Posted: Mar 10, 2017