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Some Recommendations About Recommendation Letters

Josh Stephens | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
Josh Stephens

Students who are truly dying to get into to selective colleges will meet with far greater success if they are enthusiastic, graceful, and gracious than they will if they maintain the illusion that grades -- and only grades -- matter above all else.

How Do I Thoughtfully Answer My High School Students' Questions About Marijuana?

Malik Burnett | Posted 03.17.2015 | Education
Malik Burnett

Reducing the stigma around discussing drug use can encourage teens to be open with those they trust about their use, which is important in identifying use that might be hazardous.

What Is It Like to Be a High School Principal?

Quora | Posted 02.02.2014 | Education

Being a principal is like being caught in the middle of a tug of war. One end of the rope is the state and school board. The other end is held by the students/teachers/families in your school.

What Do You REALLY Think Of Your Teachers?

Posted 01.25.2013 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

What's The Most Annoying Thing Your Teachers Say?

Posted 12.19.2012 | Teen

"The Trending 20" is a regular series where we round up interesting, informative and hilarious tweets from worldwide Twitter trending topics, fueled b...

Why Do We Have to Learn This? Making Content Relevant

Glen Lineberry | Posted 11.04.2012 | Education
Glen Lineberry

Relationships, relevance, rigor -- these are the keys to effective teaching, according to what we learned in our teacher training programs and most of our professional development sessions

High School Band Director May Lose Job For Failing Math Test

Posted 10.15.2012 | Education

Charles Dolar, the high school band director at Wolfson High School, could lose his job -- because he failed a math test. Florida requires its teac...

It's the End of the School Year -- Have Pity

Larry Strauss | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Larry Strauss

This time of year, I always get asked to give students a D instead of an F. "He already got into college! What a shame if he couldn't go," I'm told. Yes, but it's also a shame if he goes and doesn't succeed because we never held him accountable.

Teacher Removed After Rant Claiming Marriage To God, Impending Apocalypse

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education

After launching into a bizarre rant in which she claimed to be married to God, pregnant with his child, and predicted the pending apocalypse, a teache...

State Senate OKs College Profs To Teach High School Without Training

Posted 07.23.2012 | Education

Anyone teaching in a college could be automatically eligible to teach in high schools, according to a bill passed by the Tennessee state Senate Monday...

Could Robots Be The Answer To American Teens' Terrible Writing?

Reuters | Stephanie Simon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Education

By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - American high school students are terrible writers, and one education reform group thinks it has an answ...

Teacher Tells Students They Have Their 'Brains In Their Ass'

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.03.2012 | Education

After allegedly telling students they had their "brains in their ass," and attempting to bribe them to keep quiet, Bernadette Camacho, a 39-year-old t...

Teacher On Leave After Starring In Porn Films

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.30.2011 | Education

A high school English teacher has been put on paid leave after an undercover piece found that he previously performed in pornographic films, Boston's ...

Teacher Accused Of Smacking Student's Butt

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Education

Lawrence Sangi, a history teacher at Bayonne High School in New Jersey, is being investigated for inappropriate behavior including smacking a 14-year-...