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Prismatic Palette

Frank Mason (1921-2009) was a painter and teacher at the Art Students League who used a shelf-like palette arrangement for his oil paints called "The Prismatic Palette." One of Mason's students, Keith Gunderson, explained it to me this...Show More Summary

An Open Letter to Star-Ledger Editorial Board Director Tom Moran

23 minutes agoUS Politics / Liberal : Blue Jersey

This was published simultaneously this morning, at Marie Corfield, teacher biz, Jersey Jazzman and here at Blue Jersey. Promoted by Rosi. Dear Tom, This week, you crossed a line. Until now, your pieces in the Star-Ledger about Newark's school system and the reorganization of the district have been ill-informed and reckless. Show More Summary

Children of the Powwow: Changing The Way We See Native America

When I was invited to lead creative writing classes for elementary school children I discovered that the teachers, the children and their parents had a desire to learn more about American Indians. Since November is National Native American...Show More Summary

Skool Daze: life as a teacher at an inner-city comprehensive school

The Telegraph is following one young teacher, Jack, who is brimming with energy and enthusiasm ahead of the new academic year – but for how long? My name is Jack and I’m a 20-something teacher based in London. I’m not from London, which is quite important I think. Makes me seem a bit worldly to [...]

Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

A new show on the work of artist and designer Peggy Angus (1904-93) at Towner in Eastbourne is an exhibition of the woman as much as the work. Full of her prints, patterns, posters and tile designs, it also reveals how her home in East Sussex became a creative hub for many artists...

2-person school in Hubei welcomes its loneliest academic year ever

2 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A school with only one teacher and one student began class yesterday, the first of what will presumably a very lonely academic year, in the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Hubei province. [ more › ]

Xi'an university requires students to ditch phones in storage bags

5 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A university in Xi'an has issued a new regulation on the first day of school calling for teachers and students to turn off their phones or surrender them in a provided storage bag before entering the classroom, according to Tencent News. [ more › ]

GoNintendo 'End of Day' thought - The Backlog: Sigma Star Saga (and a question for you!)

Mom Brain goes back to work tomorrow. She's a teacher, so that means back to the classroom. For me, that means the Summer is over! I know it's not technically over yet, but with her back at her regular job, the fun times have ended.Show More Summary

Telluride 2014: Ethan Hawke's Wonderful 'Seymour: An Introduction'

When we look back on our lives, there are always key individuals who have an immeasurable influence on us. Not just our family (and relatives), but friends, mentors, teachers, those with learned wisdom to impart and lessons to teach....Show More Summary

Bread and Roses

A woman that I went to highschool with posted this on Facebook today. Gratitude on this Labor Day: That I'm able to see some of the most influential grownups in my life—my high school teachers—enjoying wonderful, happy retired lives....Show More Summary

Deadly knife attack at China school

Man stabs three children and teacher to death in school that reportedly denied his daughter admission.

New website provides teachers with LGBT activity resources

A new website has launched which aims to provide educators with support when teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. The Rainbow Teaching website, which launched earlier today, provides teachers with free support, lesson plans and resources to support a balanced, LGBT-inclusive education. The project, which was founded by teacher Allie George, also aims […]

A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction.

18 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction. Set 900 years from now, Patrick McLaw's stories depict the aftermath of a school shooting — a subject that alerted the police. He was forced to take a psychological evaluation, is now barred from school property, and is suspended from his job. Read more...

In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

19 hours agoNews : Jeffrey Goldberg

An 8th-grade teacher who writes fiction under a nom de plume is ordered to undergo an "emergency medical evaluation" for his novel about a school shooting

Labor Day Thoughts

I grew up in a neighborhood in Phoenix which had a lot of blue collar workers, some white collar, a few business-owners and lawyers, and one judge. The parents of my friends included a bread truck driver, a teacher, a sales clerk, a sign company owner, and a cop. Show More Summary

Durham Schools Cutting Ties with Teach for America

A day to celebrate! From the Herald-Sun: Aug. 30, 2014 @ 05:51 PM Gregory Childress DURHAM — The Durham school district will honor its current contract with Teach For America, but the national teacher training program’s future with Durham Public Schools is up in the air. Show More Summary

Epitome Of A Bad Mother: NY Woman Accused Of Daughter’s Murder Could Inherit $1 Million Despite Conviction

REALLY???? Mother Accused Of Daughter’s Murder May Still Claim $1 Million Trust Fund Via NYDailyNews A special education teacher accused of killing her severely disabled 8-year-old daughter by withholding food and medical care could inherit nearly $1 million from the

Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

The school board in Durham, N.C., has voted 6-1 to end its relationship with Teach For America after the 2015-16 school year, when all of the 12 TFA teachers hired in the past few years will have completed the two years of service they promise to make when joining the organization. What makes it interesting […]

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