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The Road Ahead

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

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

5 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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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...

‘Doctor Who': Meet new cast member Sam Anderson

When Sam Anderson booked the recurring role of teacher Danny Pink on the long-running British time travel show Doctor Who,

You Big Dummy: Teacher Reprimanded For Tweeting That She Wanted To ‘Stab Kids’ Who Made Her ‘Trigger Finger Itchy’

You can’t be serious… Teacher Tweets That She Wants To Stab Students A Newark teacher is in hot water after making several disturbing tweets about stabbing and pouring hot coffee on her “little a-hole” students who “made her trigger

Calif. teacher disciplined for tweets that threatened students

A California teacher has been reprimanded for exasperated tweets that threatened violence against students at Newark Memorial High School.

The Secret Superpower of Matching: 6 Reasons to Matchy-Match

When I was around 15, I got kicked out of gym class for wearing shorts and a t-shirt that didn't match. Not wearing the gym uniform would have been forgivable, or so my gym teacher told me, as she escorted me from the gym; if I hadn't chosen to wear a t-shirt that clashed so appallingly -- a bright red T worn with the purple uniform shorts. Show More Summary

Update: Officials Still Silent About Mandatory Psych Eval for Teacher

yesterdayNews : Reason

I reported earlier that Dorchester County, Maryland, police brought a public school teacher in for a mandatory psychological evaluation. This was seemingly prompted by officials' discovery of his fiction novels, published under a pseudonym, which depict a mass shooting at a school. Show More Summary

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