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Staten Island teacher accused of having sexual relationship with student

Allegations that a gym teacher had a lurid affair with a student at a Staten Island parochial school are under investigation, police sources said Saturday.

School reform is not so simple: experts

We’ve been waiting for real school reform like this for over a decade. Universal pre-K, after-school for middle-schoolers, community schools and respect for parents and teachers is a formula that will help students succeed.

A Gunman Would Be Stopped in His Tracks by This Teacher’s Simple Invention

After the massacre at Sandy Hook, seventh-grade teacher Celisa Edwards began obsessing over how to keep her students safe. Now she’s created a safety tool to stop them from getting

Corporate interests put full-court press on Michigan teacher union-busting effort

Across America, it is back-to-school time for students... and teachers. Within the next week or so, virtually all of the elementary and secondary schools on traditional schedules will be back into the classroom, and summer vacation gives...Show More Summary

Cali Teacher Keeps Job After Threatening to Stab and Shoot Students ;

back to school time is fun for me as a Mom- I get to go shopping, which I love, for new school clothes for the kids, and even the supplies

The Road Ahead

11 hours agoTechnology / Hardware : AnandTech

Both of my parents were teachers, and for as long as I can remember they both encouraged me to do something in life that would help others. I figured being a doctor would be the most obvious way to do that, but growing up around a pair of teachers must’ve rubbed off on me. Show More Summary

7th Grade Teacher Allegedly Has Cocaine Delivered to School

14 hours agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A Kentucky middle school teacher has been indicted on a felony charge of prohibited acts related to a controlled substance after being accused of having her drug dealer bring cocaine to her on school property. This is why you don't mix business and pleasure. Or schoolkids and hard drugs, whichever. Read more...

The 'bless you' ban

A Tennessee high school senior was suspended for saying "bless you" after another student sneezed in class. Kendra Turner, 18, said her teacher told her that "bless you" was on her list of banned language, because "we're not going to...Show More Summary

Former Teacher And Current Entrepreneur Walter Duncan Offers Advice On Getting Things Done

15 hours agoTechnology : TechCrunch

In honor of back to school we’re talking to creatives, VCs, and, in this case, entrepreneurs about what it takes to succeed. Walter Duncan is a really nice guy and dedicated “teacherpreneur” who has created a test-taking app. His start-up has taken in hundreds of thousands in funding and the accolades from teachers are never-ending. We asked him what it took to be a… Read More

Can a $1 million global teacher competition (backed by Bill Clinton) boost the profession?

There’s no question that many teachers feel demoralized amid a punitive school “reform” movement and that their profession could use a boost, but is a $1 million global competition for a single “exceptional” teacher really the way to go about doing that? The $1 million Varkey GEMS Foundation Global Teacher Prize contest is underway, with Oct. […]

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?Austin brewery rolls out ultimate 99-pack of beer ?Texas school district arms teachers for upcoming year ?Why Israel Defeated?But Didn?t Crush?Hamas This is interesting, but there are some assumptions made that are illogical. ?United Nations peacekeepers reportedly fleeing across border...

Separate Is Still Not Equal. Where’s The Outrage?

The Warren court unanimously held in 1954 that separate is not equal. Today, due to the concentration of poverty, far too many American children are being taught in over-crowded classrooms with inexperienced teachers with substandard materials. Robert Reich asks why we’re not discussing the fundamental outrage of schools and race. In a few days, a [...]

15 Thoughtful DIY Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

Apples are great — but this year, give your teacher something they can truly cherish. Nothing softens the sting of going back to school like having an awesome teacher. These men and women work tirelessly to educate us and our children,...Show More Summary

Weekend Meditation: Find What Feels Good Around the House

There's a yoga teacher who's motto is "Find what feels good." It certainly applies to listening to your body as you move and contort it (into sometimes awkward positions), but I can't help but think it applies to life at home, too. READ MORE »

Gov. Brown appeals ruling that struck down teacher job protections

Gov. Jerry Brown filed an appeal Friday of a ruling that struck down traditional job protections for teachers.

'Doctor Who' Season 8, episode 2 clips: Clara meets Danny Pink

The next episode of "Doctor Who" is close, but in case the wait is just too much the BBC has released clips from the episode to give you an idea of what to expect.In the first, Clara meets Danny Pink, a new teacher at her school. AsShow More Summary

The Stupendous Failure Of Big City Education: How The Philly Teachers Union Loots The Schools

Submitted by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog, It’s that time of year again – when the little juvenile delinquents, future prison inmates, and functionally illiterate junior members of the free shit army pick up their “free” backpacks...Show More Summary

'Doctor Who's' Samuel Anderson: Danny Pink is the 'perfect boyfriend' for Clara

When it was revealed that actor Samuel Anderson would be joining Season 8 of "Doctor Who" as Danny Pink, one of Clara's fellow teachers, it left many wondering if he'd be stepping into the TARDIS with her.That won't be the case for now. Show More Summary

Believe It or Not...Lego Movie Makers Rebooting Greatest American Hero for TV

I always imagined this would get a movie instead, but no. Chris Miller and Phil Lord are producing a pilot for TV. This time around, the teacher works in an inner-city school and is named Isaac...

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