Among the elements of a good teacher evaluation system, some of the "most surprising" results can come from what students say about their teachers on surveys, said Microsoft founder Bill Gates, speaking at the Education Commission of the States' National Forum on Education Policy in Atlanta today.
If you're a teacher on Pinterest, you've probably noticed that everyone is going pin-crazy over the teacher "Hey Girl" series. These are basically pictures of hot stars "saying" encouraging statements about awesome educators.
Erik W. Robelen -- The White House today is turning its attention back to STEM education, as the Obama administration lays out plans to launch a national "master-teacher corps" to recognize and reward top educators in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The goal over four years is to identify 10,000 such STEM master teachers around the nation, the White House says.
School board members this week hired principals for Whittier Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary and an assistant principal at Eisenhower Elementary School as well as reassigned an assistant principal at Norman High to lead Dimensions Academy.
Valerie Strauss -- Should someone with five weeks of teacher training be considered a highly qualified teacher?
Today a U.S. House appropriations subcommittee will consider legislation that would allow students still learning to be teachers to be considered highly qualified teachers under federal law.
The mythology surrounding the substitute teacher is not a pretty one: Paper airplanes, lost learning, bullying. But as schools collect more information about teacher absenteeism and its consequences, districts and schools are exploring ways to professionalize substitute teaching—or experiment with alternative ways of coping with teacher absences.
Teachers in the Douglas County School System have found a way to manage three challenges that are overwhelming many educators across the country: simultaneously implementing new teacher evaluation systems, the Common Core State Standards, and new student assessments.
Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff -- from custodians to the principal -- to smash what he called a "culture of silence."