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Op-Ed: The value of failure — What Obama missed at his teacher luncheon

Recently, four teachers sat down with president Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House. They did not tell these men what they needed to hear.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Common Core Rorschach test — We all hate it in different ways

The American Federation of Teachers, a previous ally of Common Core education, has withdrawn much of its support, meaning the controversial legislation now faces political attacks from both sides of the aisle.
In the Media by Calvin Wolf

Teacher suspended for twerking with students

Jacksonville - Courtney Spruill, a history and gym teacher in Florida, has been suspended after she allegedly gave twerking lessons to students.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 1 comment

Father hits teacher with baseball bat after texting daughter

Perry Hall - The father of a Perry Hall, Maryland student struck a teacher with a baseball bat after he saw a series of text between the 42-year-old male teacher and his 15-year-old daughter.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 6 comments

Teacher arrested after giving lap dance to student

Houston - A Houston middle-school teacher faces criminal charges after performing a lap dance on one of her male students for his birthday.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

Teacher gives his kidney to student

London - In a clear display of selflessness, a special education teacher donates one of his healthy kidneys to an ailing student.
In the Media by Sylvannia Soulet - 1 comment

Teacher threatens unruly class with Game of Thrones spoilers

If there’s something more dangerous than the threats within the universe of HBO hit Game of Thrones, it’s the spoilers that can exist outside of it.
In the Media by Brett Scruton - 1 comment

Turkey passes law to shut schools run by Erdogan arch-rival

Ankara - Turkey's parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by an influential Muslim cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the government.The move is the latest blow struck in a rivalry between Prime Ministe...
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan (AFP)

Greek wage cuts ruled unconstitutional

Athens - Greece's top administrative court has ruled that wage cuts for police, the military and firefighters adopted in 2012 as part of austerity measures required under the country's international bailout are unconstitutional, a court source said Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Remembering a teacher of the blind — Amanda Labbe Perry Special

Saint Augustine - Everyone remembers the teacher that has changed their lives. At The Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind I had many influential teachers but one stood out for me.
Digital Journal Report by Robert Kingett - 1 comment

American teacher killed in Benghazi while jogging

Benghazi - In the eastern Libyan city where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed a year and a half ago, an American teacher was shot dead by unknown assailants while jogging Thursday morning.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 1 comment

Teacher in Germany caught watching porn in class by students

Bonn - A teacher at a private school outside Bonn, Germany, has been suspended, and is under investigation, for watching pornography while conducting science lessons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Teen suspect saw movie after allegedly killing beloved teacher

Danvers - A 14-year-old suspect in Massachusetts who allegedly killed a well loved math teacher went to a Woody Allen movie afterward. The manager of the theater did not suspect the teenager had done anything wrong. The suspect is in custody.
In the Media by Mike White

Dr. Abraham Nemeth, inventor of the Braille math code, dies at 94

Nemeth Code is the code for mathematics and scientific notation in North America. It's regularly taught as a form of Braille study, bringing new independence into student's lives. The creator of this life-changing code died today.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 2 comments

Breaking Bad final episode this Sunday on AMC 9 p.m. ET

Albuquerque - The last episode of Breaking Bad airs this Sunday at 9 p.m and ends the series with a bang. Will Mr. White turn himself in, or kill himself?
In the Media by Daniel Boyington - 1 comment

How chat software can complement teacher communication

Your English class has finished reading “Heart of Darkness,” and you would like to show the film “Apocalypse Now.” In a traditional classroom, teachers might stop the film in various places to have discussions about the adaptation.
In the Media by Daniel Taibleson - 1 comment

California teachers suing to end mandatory union dues

Los Angeles - Ten teachers and the Christian Educators Association International have filed a lawsuit in California to stop the practice of teacher's unions collecting dues from non-members.
In the Media by Kelly Fetty - 2 comments

Review: The Freedom Writers Diary by The Freedom Writers

Los Angeles - Diving into a heartfelt book is something that's a novelty today but diving into a book that teaches us something is a rare treat. The Freedom Writers leave something unique between the pages.
In the Media by Robert Kingett

Life imitates TV as cancer-ridden teacher arrested for meth

Boston - Resembling the story of Walter White on the hit TV show Breaking Bad, a cancer-stricken teacher in Boston has been arrested for allegedly trafficking in methamphetamine, after a package of the substance arrived at his school.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Students allege gym teacher watching porn in school

Glen Head - A gym teacher in Long Island, New York, is facing charges after being accused of watching pornography in his office in Glen Head.
In the Media by Owen Weldon

Teens allegedly tried to poison teacher with sanitizer

Newport News - Two teens in Virginia are currently under investigation after it was alleged they tried to poison their teacher. The students have been arrested and reportedly admitted to the crime.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Teacher sends students email containing faculty insults of them

A student protest was triggered after a teacher accidentally sent out a mass email containing a document that included insulting comments about students made by teachers.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Student films teacher stealing money from backpacks

Linden - A California high school teacher is on administrative leave as authorities investigate a video allegedly showing the teacher stealing money from student's backpacks.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 7 comments

Band teacher arrested on charges of sexual assault

Diamond Bar - A band teacher at Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, Calif. was arrested Tuesday after a former student came forward with allegations of sexual assualt.
In the Media by Brandi Fleeks

Boy fakes own kidnapping to get out of parent-teacher conference

An 11-year-old Spanish boy faked his own kidnapping in order to prevent a scheduled conference between his parents and teacher.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Islamist insurgents kill teacher, attack truck carrying students

A teacher was shot and killed by Thai insurgents as he monitored more than 30 students in a school cafeteria on Wednesday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 comments

Teacher in trouble over Facebook posting of duct-taped students

Akron - An Ohio teacher is currently facing termination after an image of her students with duct-taped mouths was posted on Facebook. She has until Jan. 26 to respond to these allegations.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Test Designer offers teachers an easier way to create

For a teacher, one of the most difficult parts of the job is creating and formatting the tests and quizzes given to the students. So what if there was an easier way to make all those tests and worksheets?
In the Media by Emma Burge

CT. shooter identified as son of murdered teacher

Sandy Hook - Law enforcement officials have identified the man who walked into a Connecticut elementary school and shot innocent kindergarten children as the son of the kindergarten teacher.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Egypt: Teacher cuts girls' hair for not wearing Muslim headscarf

Luxor - A primary school teacher in Egypt cut the hair of two 9-year-old girls as punishment for not obeying her orders to wear Muslim headscarves to class.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 3 comments
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Teacher and chorus master Gregg Breinberg walks down a hall at PS22 in Staten Island. Director Jonathan Kalafer says his documentary has a deeper thread: "The PS22 Chorus story shows us that when a teacher is given the freedom to choose the direction of their curriculum and has the support of the administration, the sky is really the limit."
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Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
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A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
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