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Opinion: Students Should Not 'Friend' Teachers Online

Hey! Teachers! Leave them kids alone! Credit: jupiterimages
Kids: Friending your teachers on Facebook is a bad idea. Period. In a recent story, high school physics teacher Peter Kupfer tells the Chicago Tribune he is "not worried about shari...

States To Establish Uniform Standards for Teaching

The new standards have already been adopted by four states. Credit: Getty Images
SUWANEE, Ga. (AP) - For the first time, states have joined to establish what students should know by the time they graduate high school. Governors, state educat...

Survey: Teachers Believe in High Expectations, but Standards Fall Short in Practice

There are "significant gaps" in teacher and student perceptions about academic success. Credit: Getty Images
Aim high, achieve low? According to new research, educators strongly believe in the importance of high standards for students, but...

LA School Board Approves Controversial Reform Plan

In what could become an example for school districts nationwide, the Los Angeles school board passed a controversial plan last month that will let teachers manage nearly two dozen schools in the state's largest district. Ramon C. Cortines, the d...

Teachers' 'Lap Dance' Raises Questions About Appropriate Behaviour

The videotaped "lap dance" between two teachers at Winnipeg's Churchill High School has parents and students across the country weighing in on what is appropriate behaviour for teachers. The two teachers performed a dance at a school spirit rally. Th...

U.S. Secretary of Education Lauds Decision to Fire Entire School Staff

Superintendent Frances Gallo followed through on her controversial plan to fire all the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island Feb. 23, after the district and the teachers union failed to come to an agreement about how to fix the fai...

Teachers Pass Out Treats In Pill Bottle to Calm Test Anxiety

Two teachers gave their students candy in a pill bottle and at least one caregiver says that sends a bad message. Credit: Charles Williams, Flickr
Two Florida teachers tried to "mellow out" their fourth grade students by passing out mint candies ...

Kid Almost Suspended for Bringing Tiny Toy Gun to School

Patrick Timoney, 9, holds the small plastic gun that almost got the fourth grader suspended. Credit: Nicholas Fevelo, New York Daily News
School safety is important, but some are saying an elementary school principal overreacted when she saw one ...

California Law Gives Powers to Parents, Troubles Teachers

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an education reform bill Jan. 7 that has the state's teachers peering out their windows looking for villagers with torches and pitchforks. Teachers are worried because the new "parent trigger" law giv...

Should Districts Get a Cut When Teachers Sell Lesson Plans Online?

The growing online market for lesson plans has school districts asking if the trend is ethical -- and whether or not the schools deserve a cut of the profits. Thousands of teachers are turning to online auction sites, such as TeachersPayTeachers...

Bad Phys. Ed. Teachers Can Turn Kids Off Fitness For Life

The gym teacher has always gotten a bad rap in pop culture. From Billy Bob Thornton's sadistic Mr. Woodcock to Glee's cold-hearted cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, phys. ed. instructors are often depicted as mean and monstrous figures who scream ins...

First-Grade Teacher Cuts Off Student's Braid

Milwaukee first grader Lamya Cammon was told by her teacher to stop playing with her hair. When she kept doing it, the teacher cut off the 7-year-old's braid. The little girl told Milwaukee's News12 that the teacher, whose name was not rev...

Female Teachers Caught Nude Together in Brooklyn HS Classroom

Two female teachers were allegedly caught nude together in a classroom in Brooklyn, according to a story in the New York Daily News. The women are both language teachers at James Madison High School. According to the newspaper, the linguists w...

Teachers Using Cell Phones As Educational Tool

Students once banned from using their cell phones in class are now being asked to use them for school work. Credit: khedara, Flickr.
Teachers who once viewed cell phones as their natural enemy are now embracing them as a technological tool that c...

Teacher Tells Student to Turn Yankee Shirt Inside Out

An elementary school teacher in upstate New York may have told a student to turn his Yankees shirt inside out. Credit: Oscalito, Flickr
Sports are fun, and we're all in favor of team spirit. But one elementary school teacher may have taken hi...

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