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Workshop Shows Mississippi Teachers How to Integrate STEM in Class

One teacher said incorporating STEM into her English class is something that already happens naturally when students are interested in a concept they just read about. ...
Source: Raina Hanna, The Commercial Appeal
Posted: Jan 30, 2017

Commentary: The Letter I Had to Write to My Child’s Teacher

As schools everywhere approach the 100th day of school, I hope parents find the two minutes it takes to jot a quick note to your child’s teacher. Express appreciation. Report back what your child has learned that ...
Source: Kim Mower, Washington Post
Posted: Jan 25, 2017

Commentary: STEM Education -- Revise Or Demise?

Malcolm Kushner argues that "while STEM deficiencies might lead to problems in the future, communication deficiencies are causing expensive disasters right now." ...
Source: Huffington Post
Posted: Jan 23, 2017

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Students Inspire Teachers in Massachusetts School Video

A group of teachers at Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Mass., decided to surprise some of their favorite students by telling them how much they inspire them. ...
Source: Ignacio Laguarda, wickedlocal.com
Posted: Jan 04, 2017

Florida Teacher Grants Fifth-Grader's Ultimate Dream

Fifth-grade teacher Leah Wheeler spent hours coordinating a surprise party for her student, Ben Davis, who is battling an aggressive form of cancer. ...
Source: Kaitlyn Chana, CBS 47
Posted: Jan 03, 2017

Maryland High School Teacher Removes Desks From Classroom

English teacher Lisa Fichthorn-Scumpieru said she was inspired by pictures she saw on Twitter of other teachers who were starting to "Starbucks" their classrooms. ...
Source: Julie E. Greene, heraldmailmedia.com
Posted: Jan 02, 2017

Teachers Are Stressed, And That Should Stress Us All

We all experience stress at work, no matter the job. But for teachers, the work seems to be getting harder and the stress harder to shake. ...
Source: Cory Turner, NPR
Posted: Jan 02, 2017

U.S. Students Still Trailing in Standardized Test Scores

U.S. students are stagnating in reading and science proficiency while their math performance placed them near the bottom of 35 industrialized nations, based on results from an international assessment. ...
Source: EMILY RICHMOND, TheAtlantic
Posted: Dec 12, 2016

Below-Average Salaries Push Some Teachers to Second Jobs

With salaries below the national average, some teachers in Central Virginia find they need to work a second job to continue their educational pursuits or to make ends meet each month. ...
Source: Josh Moody, newsadvance.com
Posted: Dec 06, 2016

Networked: How Today’s Education Leaders Make Decisions

Rapid changes in technology are pushing school administrators to turn to their peers to solve some of their toughest edtech challenges. ...
Source: Laura McKenna, Edutopia
Posted: Dec 05, 2016

When Finnish Teachers Work in America’s Public Schools

There are more restrictions to professional freedom in the United States, and the educators find the school day overly rigid. ...
Source: TIMOTHY D. WALKER, TheAtlantic
Posted: Nov 29, 2016

Nevada Teacher Motivates Students With A Dance-Filled Morning Routine

Every morning, Bethany Humphrey starts her fourth-grade class on a positive note with help from an inspiring song. ...
Source: Taylor Pittman, Huffington Post
Posted: Nov 21, 2016