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The Common Core Nightmare That Awaits Us

Randy Turner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

If students are going to be tested three times a year, then gullible school districts will be shelling out hundreds of thousands for test preparation materials, and before you know it, there will be no time to do anything but teach to the test.

Teacher In Student's Shoes: Trying The Common Core Exam

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Standardized testing week at the middle school where I was a teacher from 2008 - 2010, was a big deal. Signs went up in the hallways, ...

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Boring Algebra II

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As high school students trickle into a classroom, they're greeted by their teacher, as usual. Except this time, he welcomes them by speaking into a bu...

Here Come the Water-Works: (Un)professional Tears

Sarah Juliet Lauro | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Sarah Juliet Lauro

As a physical expansion in which the self overflows its borders; crying is an act of resistance against the boundaries that cannot be crossed. (Language, what a feeble bridge!)

6 Things You Should Do When You Want To Fire Your Teacher

Kyle Redford | Posted 08.05.2013 | Parents
Kyle Redford

Next time you find yourself strategizing about how to fire your child's flawed teacher, consider exploring ways to strengthen the partnership between home and school instead. Your child will be much better served.

"It's About Crime"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was a kid, I wanted to be a private eye (my other eye, I figured, would be public), but I never pursued it because I was sure...

Sequestration: Public School Kids and Teachers Are the Big Losers

Marc Joseph | Posted 07.13.2013 | Impact
Marc Joseph

Here we are at the end of another school year, and once again, teachers throughout the USA are facing uncertainty. Congress has not acted and now the impact of sequestration on federal educational programs is beginning to take hold.

The Impossible Paradox of Life and Death

Andrew Z. Cohen | Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrew Z. Cohen

At the highest metaphysical level, my teacher was right: It takes no effort to be free. But interestingly enough, this spiritual freedom is of little help to me now as I face one of the most challenging decisions of my life. As life is so full of paradox, so is enlightenment.

Labeled And Lost: A Teacher's Reflection

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Wesley Pepper I once spent a week in a special ed classroom as a student. I loved it because I was finally in a class with my best friend (who had ...

Cambridge Strong: Tips for Students Returning After Bombs and Lockdowns

Nancy Rappaport | Posted 06.22.2013 | Parents
Nancy Rappaport

Students in Massachusetts were on spring break last week, so when they resume their routine tomorrow, we need to assess the impact of the tragedy and create a plan that restores a sense of security.

Right and Wrong Answers on School Safety

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Despite the loud voice of the National Rifle Association (NRA), scholars, experts on school safety, and teachers overwhelmingly disagree with turning schools into armed camps rather than places of nonviolent positive learning.

Power to the Schools

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

Large urban districts face huge challenges in terms of funding, urban pathologies, and the indifference of people who do not live in them. However, there is a structural problem that inhibits their progress, I believe.

With a Mentor, Magic Is Truly Possible

Steven W. Barnes | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Steven W. Barnes

Cesareo Pelaez was a psychology professor at Salem State College (now Salem State University). I met him in the 1980s when I was a psychology major at Salem State. Placed seemingly randomly under the wing of such a unique individual, my life was and remains forever changed.

What Makes a Great Teacher - and Who Gets to Decide?

Andreas Schleicher | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Andreas Schleicher

Most of us have been lucky enough to have had at least one great teacher in our lifetime. But what makes a teacher great? And who gets to decide? Students? Parents? Fellow teachers? Principals?

Are You A Guru Junkie?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

True teachers show us that it is possible to wake up and be free, but ultimately the truth is already within each of us and can never be given by another. Through meditation we connect to that inner guru, to the brilliance and radiance of who we truly are.

Bay Area Teachers Talk Violence On Campus

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.13.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Jake McDonnell is a teacher at Richmond High School in Richmond, Calif. By: Robyn Gee As gun control remains near the top ...

PHOTOS: Best Street Art Of LA 2012

Gregory Linton | Posted 02.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

2012 has been a wild ride on the streets of Los Angeles. Melrose and Fairfax is proud to present 20 of our favorite shots for the Best of Los Angeles Street Art 2012.

Teachers Lock Doors To Buy Time Against School Shooters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee School districts all over the country took a hard look at their school safety plans this week in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy...

Teacher Afterglow: The Residual Joy Brought on by Students Who Find Their Sparkle

Erin Michelle Threlfall | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Erin Michelle Threlfall

Every once in a blue moon, I have an experience with my students that reminds me of how lucky I am to be a teacher -- how magical my profession is. Yesterday was a blue moon day.

The Second Good-Bye

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education
Rob Hiaasen

What mattered -- matters -- is Mrs. Chisholm made Bob believe he could be a writer. Long before editors and agents and even friends read him, Mrs. Chisholm was Bob's readership -- an empire of one.

What To Do When Your Child's Teacher Is Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

When to step in between your child and his teacher?

The Teacher Who Inspired Me: My Wife

Hikmet Ersek | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Hikmet Ersek

Better education leads to a better life. We need new ways of teaching for a new age. That includes new technologies and a focus on global citizenship, which is the defining feature of our increasingly interconnected world.

Allen Ginsberg, Teacher

Steve Turtell | Posted 11.03.2012 | Home
Steve Turtell

He was the single best teacher I've ever had. That he liked me and my work confirmed me as no other encouragement ever had.

Joy Resmovits

Class Sizes Rise As 300,000 Fired Educators Won't Be Going Back To School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

Hundreds of thousands of teachers have lost their jobs in recent years. And as U.S. students go back to school amid a presidential campaign with clash...

Message to a First-Year Teacher

Randy Turner | Posted 10.15.2012 | Education
Randy Turner

Many things have changed about teaching over the years, but one thing that doesn't is the nervous energy and enthusiasm that teachers have when the first day of school arrives. That is especially the case if you are a first-year teacher.