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Op-Ed: U.S. should consider incentive pay in filling teacher assignments

The Obama administration has just instructed states to develop plans by next June showing how they will ensure that poor and minority students are being taught by "high-quality" teachers. This "equity of assigning teachers" presents a huge challenge.

Teacher resigns amid Ebola concerns, after returning from Kenya

Louisville - A teacher in Louisville, Kentucky resigned amid swirling frustration and fears about Ebola, after she returned from Kenya.

Op-Ed: Tenure debate: Why we teachers must stop saying that we love kids

The teacher tenure debate has returned to the forefront of the news cycle, this time due to the controversial cover of the latest TIME magazine. After an op-ed in CNN about protecting teacher tenure, this teacher needs to speak out: I don't love your kid.

Teacher, 73, loses job for appearing nude in film 40 years ago

A 73-year-old teacher at an elite private school in Montreal lost her her due to appearing nude in a number of films in Europe 40+ years ago.

Florida teacher quits job, becomes professional twerker

If you are looking for a new career making a six-figure salary, you may want to consider becoming a professional twerker like a Florida teacher recently did.

Teacher captures stunning photo of great white shark

Swiftly spreading across the Web is this photo of a hungry great white shark taken by New Jersey elementary school teacher Amanda Brewer. “I wasn’t even a little bit frightened,” she said in an interview.

Video: UBC President Arvind Gupta talks about opportunities Special

Vancouver - Dr. Arvind Gupta, the new President of the University of British Columbia, hopes to usher in much-needed change for the university. Unlike previous generations, investing in a university degree may not guarantee a high-paying job when students graduate.

Remembering Jane Modry: Saint Francis Prep Athletic Director

Fresh Meadows - On September 8, it was with heavy heart that Saint Francis Preparatory High School in Fresh Meadows, New York, announced the loss of one of its finest educators, Miss Jane Modry.

Op-Ed: New book signals immediate need for better teaching at colleges

A new book has provided a scathing critique of higher education in the United States, asserting that many college students learn very little during their undergraduate years. Perhaps it's time to change from "publish or perish" to, you know, TEACHING...

Op-Ed: This fall, students should set a good first impression and write!

Millions of kids, teenagers, and even adults are heading back to classrooms as the fall semester begins. Here is what you should do to start off on the right foot.

Teacher allowed 6th grade students to re-enact Ferguson shooting

Selma - A teacher at Brantley Elementary School in Dallas County, Alabama, was suspended after 6th grade students re-enacted the shooting of Michael Brown, as well as the shooting of Trayvon Martin.

Special Ed teacher shows up for school drunk, arrested

Wagoner - An Oklahoma teacher didn't exactly start the school year off on the right foot, ending up behind bars after showing up for the first day of school drunk and pantless.

Op-Ed: ACT report reveals need for allowing teachers to fail students

We want our high school academics to be very rigorous. As rigorous as possible. So long as every student passes, that is. And that is why American education is not improving.

Op-Ed: Elon Musk's worry about AI should prompt tech-in-education debate

Famous inventor and tech mogul Elon Musk, he of Space X and Tesla Motors, has just cautioned us against the dangers of artificial intelligence. While AI may be dangerous, we should also be worried about the more basic danger of over-reliance on tech.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.
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Teacher and chorus master Gregg Breinberg walks down a hall at PS22 in Staten Island. Director Jonat...
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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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
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Denzel Washington teaches 'The Great Debaters'
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Ray Chaplin working in a school during his solo walk across South Africa in 2010.
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
A school teacher was arrested for trafficking in methamphetamine.
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Unemployed teachers wait for an interview at Brooklyn Museum, NYC.
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Former teacher, Jessica Vanessa, is now a professional twerker.
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Engineering students at Saint Louis University in Spain
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ways of disciplining students in the classroom.
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Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
Arvind Gupta teaching Indian children about science
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A teacher in Cape Town, South Africa
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Photo of Juan Gonzales speaking at awards ceremony (2009)
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RoboThespian robot teacher teaches class in Israel
RoboThespian robot teacher teaches class in Israel
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