High school students sit in the bleachers of a gymnasium where Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a campaign rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSROD2

How teachers and students discuss the election in the classroom


Ahead of the third and final debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, educators around the country have found themselves struggling to teach and discuss this turbulent election in the classroom. Continue reading

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PBS’ Time for School: #WhyIGo2School Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

Do all children deserve the right to an education? What would the world look like if every child had a chance to go to school? Using the art of the personal essay and Instagram, explore what school means to your students. Continue reading


Fight over high-stakes testing in schools continues


Public debate over the merits of standardized testing is nothing new, but the number of students choosing to opt out of the tests grew over the past year. Continue reading


New teachers face increasing instability


Teachers make up one of the largest portions of the U.S. workforce, but the more than 200,000 men and women graduating from teaching programs this year face a shortage of jobs, stagnant salaries, increasing focus on standardized testing and growing aversion to tenure. Continue reading

Young Grads Learn Tough Lessons at Struggling Schools


New Orleans schools superintendent Paul Vallas has hired 128 top college graduates from the Teach for America service program to teach in one of the…read more


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