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Teaching Is Cellphone Management a No-Win Situation? Teachers Weigh In
On social media, educators share their experiences on trying to manage cellphones in the classroom.
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Teacher Tips for Better Reading Instruction
Amid the reading wars, educators, researchers, and policymakers have been at odds over how to teach reading. Here is some tempered advice.
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Teaching Opinion Teachers Swear by These Instructional Approaches for Engaging Students
It's true that some strategies can take more time. But often, teachers have to slow down to move students forward.
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Social Studies Offering AP African American Studies in Georgia Just Got Complicated
State officials did not approve the course. Schools can still offer it using local funding.
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Cole Wicker answers a question during a lesson on Black fraternities and sororities as part of the AP African American Studies class at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky., on March 19, 2024.
Cole Wicker answers a question during a lesson on Black fraternities and sororities as part of the AP African American Studies class at Henry Clay High School in Lexington, Ky., on March 19, 2024. The course launches nationwide this fall but some states have complicated how schools can offer it.
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English Learners The Inequity in Who Earns Seals of Biliteracy and How to Avoid It
Illinois and New Mexico have led the way in ensuring English learners have access to the seal of biliteracy.
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Close-up of a young woman hands holding a diploma on graduation day with a couple of graduates blurred in the background -- All wearing black caps and gowns with royal blue sashes.
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Teaching Profession From Grade Books to Gold Medals: These Teachers Are Olympians and Paralympians
American teachers are among the athletes competing in the Paris Olympics and Paralympics.
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LaFond puts her best foot forward in the women’s triple jump at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 3, 2024.
Thea LaFond puts her best foot forward in the women’s triple jump at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 3, 2024. She's one of several current or former educators competing in the summer Olympics or Paralympics.
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Teaching Opinion Strategies for Teaching the 2024 Election (Hold on to Your Hat)
Even before entering into the content, craft agreements with students on the boundaries of what's up—and what's not up—for debate.
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A view of the White House is seen in Washington, Sunday, July 21, 2024.
A view of the White House on Sunday, July 21, 2024.
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