How much is too much to spend on gifts for the teacher?

Dec 20, 2013
‘Tis the season for holiday tipping -- everyone from your mail carrier to your paper delivery guy to your kids’ teachers.
Posted In: teachers, gifts

More teachers pay to stock the classroom supply closet

Aug 28, 2013
One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.
Posted In: back to school, Education, teachers

Many teachers schedule summer babies

Aug 7, 2013
With limited maternity leave, many teachers try to have their babies during the summer break.
Posted In: teachers, maternity leave

In New York, all teachers will be graded

Jun 4, 2013
New York is going to start evaluating teachers in all subject fields, and test results will be part of their performance evaluations. This week, the teachers start getting trained in the new grading system.
Posted In: teachers, New York, schools

Beware the rise of the robo-grader

Apr 5, 2013
EdX is launching a new free online service that grades papers and provides instant feedback on student essays.
Posted In: teachers, Education

Incentivizing cheating: Can we learn from Atlanta?

Apr 2, 2013
Key figures in the Atlanta school cheating scandal admit to the practice, but did we learn anything about incentives?
Posted In: Education, teachers, cheating, testing

Oyler principal on the budget bubble?

Mar 28, 2013
Craig Hockenberry has been the guiding force at Oyler School for more than a decade. But cuts could threaten his job.
Posted In: Oyler School, teachers

Can money buy good teachers?

Feb 4, 2013
One charter school in Manhattan is banking on high teacher salaries leading to higher student achievement.
Posted In: Education, teachers

Starting over every day: Life as a substitute teacher

Dec 21, 2012
There are 7.3 million teachers in America -- among them are countless substitute teachers who haven't always been portrayed in the best light, but what subs do in their day-to-day work life is a lot more than most of us realize.
Posted In: teachers, Newtown

Schools try longer days, academic years

Dec 3, 2012
The program is an effort to give low-income students access to after-school-type activities.
Posted In: teachers, Education