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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.

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The American Federation of Teachers, a previous ally of Common Core education, has withdrawn much of its support, meaning the controversial legislation now faces political attacks from both sides of the aisle.

Op-Ed: Rapist walks free, non-violent offenders still in prison

A convicted rapist has been put back on the streets while numerous non-violent offenders are imprisoned every day across the nation.

Why Philadelphia schools will close their doors forever

Philadelphia - The School District of Philadelphia, the eighth largest school district in the United States, nestled in the country’s fifth largest city, will make history when it permanently closes it doors within the next two years.

Cursive writing will soon become a lost skill Special

Do you remember any of these items: slide rule, cassette tape, 8-track tape, vinyl music, a dot-matrix printer, typewriters, and a wind-up alarm clock?

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.

Thousands of Spanish teachers and students take to the streets

Hundreds of thousands of teachers and students joined protests yesterday in yet another revolt against austerity measures in Spain.

39 music school teachers face inquiry relating to sexual abuse

Thirty-nine teachers from two leading music schools in Manchester are under investigation in relation to allegation of pupils who were sexually abused.

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.

Pew research shows: Teachers cannot escape digital technology Special

Washington - Pew's latest research of digital technology use in schools, including mobile devices, finds that tech permeates teachers’ lives and classroom activity and that teachers wish students would stop relying heavily on Google and Wikipedia for research studie

Op-Ed: Our Broken Education System and Possible Solutions to Fixing It

The state of our education system has been on my mind lately, I have some opinions on how I think we can make immediate changes to improve it. It requires sacrifice and give on both sides of this debate but I am positive as a nation we can do anything.

Op-Ed: Arming teachers, a law enforcement and educators' perspective Special

Shortly after the Sandy Hook School shooting, some gun advocates suggested having teachers carry guns in the classroom, a prospect some educational organizations, teachers and law enforcement officers don't support.

Teachers' work to rule action reaches the Ontario economy Special

There was much talk about Ontario Teachers strikes and work to rule actions coming up on the December 31, 2012 deadline before Bill 115 took affect and little mention of how the teachers' actions affect the Ontario seasonal and tourism economy.

Ontario teachers can't legally strike until 2014

When children go back to school in Ontario it will not be business as usual, said Sam Hammond, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario president this morning, after Education Minister Laurel Broten imposed contracts using Bill 115 on teachers Thursda

Op-Ed: Guns in classrooms — Bad idea

Many things do not mix well with guns. Classrooms full of students is one of them. Should it be the responsibility of educators to safeguard students with lethal force?

Adam Lanza quarreled with four teachers day before he shot three

Reports say that Adam Lanza visited the school the day before the massacre and was involved in an altercation with four members of the school staff. He killed three of the staff members the next day, the fourth escaped because she was not at school.

UK teachers prepare to go on strike

Teachers in the UK have voted to go on strike because of poor working conditions and pay, with 82.5% of The National Union of Teachers (NUT) members voting in favor of the strike.

Teachers preparing for a new school year in Ontario Special

Mississauga - It won't be long before students begin roaming the halls in the school Christine Starfas works in and the third grade teacher says she cannot wait for them to return to class to begin learning again.

CBS's 'Teachers Rock' seeks honor educators

Los Angeles - A star-studded event will take place in August as students get ready to go back to school. For all those students who love their teachers and to the rest who want to pay their respects, here are two words, courtesy of CBS.

TopFinds: When teachers make out with students, quakes rock Italy

A 26-year-old teacher is caught kissing and cuddling with her 18-year-old student. Italy digs itself under the rubble after earthquakes rock the region. A woman decides to marry herself. These are the top stories found on DigitalJournal.com.

Millions protest in Spain over education austerity cuts

Madrid - Most educational institutions, at all levels, closed today as teachers and students took to the streets to protest austerity cuts.

Op-Ed: Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7-11

Lodi - It's Teacher Appreciation Week so let's all take the time to talk about what teacher's do for children and how they can help in rebuilding our education system.

Akademos launches new Adoption Tool

Online bookstore Akademos has launched its new Adoption Tool, a virtual site where faculty can go to choose their adopted texts for class.

School pupils strike over teachers' sexual advances

Soweto - Pupils at a high school in Roosenekal, Limpopo province, have been on strike since January 18, saying their allegations over teachers demanding sex have failed to be investigated.

Missouri bans teachers from 'friending' students on Facebook

Jefferson City - A new Missouri law that was signed by Governor Jay Nixon forbids Internet friendships and any form of interaction between teachers and students on sites like Facebook in an effort to more clearly define the boundaries of the student-teacher relationship.

Inflation leads to protests in India, teachers on hunger strike

New Delhi - Tens of thousands of protestors gathered in the Indian capital of New Delhi over the ever increasing price of food. In the northeastern region, teachers have gone on a hunger strike because they want better pay.

Op-Ed: The Great Void In Education

Watching teachers lead young children by the hand to demonstrate on the streets of Wisconsin, educating them on the finer art of union bargaining methodology, it becomes abundantly clear that great voids exist in the educational continuum.

Ex-convict stabbed Philippine teachers and students to death

A knife-wielding man stabbed three people to death including a teacher, a school girl and an elderly man in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines Friday.
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