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Last year, Louisiana passed a law allowing public school teachers to use creationist supplemental materials in public school science classes. The Texas Board of Education recently adopted changes in the wording of Texas state science standards that undermine the teaching of evolution.

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Teacher Books

Let’s face it – by the time "Back to School" rolls around, you're already out of time to make adjustments and improvements for the new year.

 

Here are 12 books for summer reading that will ensure...

“Enough already! I cannot POSSIBLY become an expert in gifted education, too!”

“The kids with problems need me. The smart ones will do fine on their own.”

 

If we had a dime for every teacher who said things like this to us, we would be very...

Terminating Text Books?

Hasta la vista, text books. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is launching a state-wide initiative to encourage schools to explore online, open source instructional materials instead of textbooks, according to an eSchoolNews...

Younger children love the "make believe" of pretending to be grown up. Teens who are less interested in school may respond to a dose of “real life” reality. No matter how old your students are, here are a few ways to bring the real world to your classroom this school year:...

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Latest Interviews & Excerpts

To kick off this holiday weekend, we want to spread a little patriotic pride with awesome 4th of...

Back to School Teacher Quiz

As the sun begins to set on summer break, teachers and students need to get back into the school...

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays. Kids love the spooky monsters, sounds, music, dances...

When Life Gets Busy, Just Remember the Mason Jar

In this education news article, we share an inspirational story that reminds us about life's...

Featured Top 12 Lists

Popcorn, movie tickets, movie clapboard.

After polling teachers, checking box office numbers, critical reviews and teacher forums, we've...

To end the summer with a giggle, I've compiled and concocted 20 side-splitting (and maybe a...

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? Well, in the spirit of shamrocks and leprechauns...

With only a few short weeks before break, it’s tempting to let school run on autopilot until...

Latest To Do Today Tips

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already bracing for the...

Teacher Spring Cleaning

While “education” and “reform” may have become dirty words, you can reform your classroom into a...

Use these free Halloween lesson plan ideas to give your students a fun Halloween movie to watch...

With the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, now is the time for you...

Latest Hot Topic Articles

As we look to what the future of teacher tenure may be, it’s important to recognize a few key...

Is it just me or have school holiday parties transformed from fun, casual celebrations to PC-...

Latest Quick Guides

Students sitting around a table with Tic Tac Toe on it.

Classroom games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks...

Potential teacher being interviewed.

Preparing for a teaching interview is a lot like studying for a test. You can review commonly...