Education Is Political. Can Teachers Afford Not to Be?

Even teachers actively trying to influence policy can be reluctant to call themselves political. Some aren't sure teaching and politics can even coexist. (May 1, 2015)

Amid Baltimore Turmoil, Students and Educators Seek Understanding

The city's youths call for schools to focus on underlying economic, racial, and social issues that too often lead to deaths of young black men. (May 1, 2015)

Federal Aid Formulas a Sticky Issue in ESEA Debate

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K-12 Librarians' Roles Shift to Meet Digital Demands

(April 30, 2015)

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NEA Sets Sights on Obamacare's 'Excise Tax' Penalty

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Why Are We Teaching Democracy Like a Game Show?

Memorizing the answers to a naturalization test will not help students learn about civics, writes Joseph Kahne. (April 29, 2015)

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media

High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention. (April 28, 2015)

Australian Education Gives All Students Skills for the Workplace

In Australia, all students must study vocational education in order to graduate, Phillip Rutherford says in a Q-and-A. (April 29, 2015)

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Does Ohio's 3rd Grade Reading Test Miss Its Goal?

Two years ago, Ohio passed legislation to put up a barrier to 4th grade for those who failed the state's reading test. Has that reading guarantee made a difference? Video by Learning Matters.

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Common Sense Media Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

With a range of legislative and political activities, the effort aims to be an "AARP for kids" in terms of reach. (April 29, 2015)

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Texas English Teacher Named 2015 Teacher of the Year

Shanna Peeples, who currently works at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, is splitting time between teaching and instructional coaching. (April 27, 2015)

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Site Gives Vendors Intel on Big K-12 Spending Projects

A new online "bond finder" service will provide detailed insight on major bond issues and capital-improvement projects in school districts. (April 27, 2015)

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