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Victoria Pasquantonio is education producer at PBS NewsHour. She taught middle and high school social studies and English for many years and heads up NewsHour Extra, NewsHour's teacher resource website.
The 1960 novel is a perennial reading assignment for many students, but there are many other great books that tackle similiar topics, educators say.
In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked our PBS NewsHour's Teachers' Lounge blog contributors the question, who inspired you to become a teacher?…
A new curriculum aims to instill in young people a love of flying, which could be key to driving more skilled workers into the field.
Author Kenneth C. Davis examines another deadly effect of World War I: the spread of the Spanish flu.
"It’s a gift that we live in a democracy," says Roosevelt's granddaughter, Nancy Ireland. "And we don’t want that threatened or taken away due to lack of interest or lack of understanding of what it means."…
Ripped binding, torn pages and outdated information -- such as listing the current president as George W. Bush, whose term ended in 2009 -- have been a visible rallying cry as teachers demand better pay and more funding.
It's the first time the state's teachers have walked out of school in nearly 30 years.
Oklahoma legislators passed a tax increase for the first time since 1990 on Wednesday, which gave teachers a pay raise in hopes of averting a walkout. Teachers say they still plan to walk out of school on April 2.
One thing all students who have shared their thoughts with us agree on: Change is possible and action must be taken.
Teachers react to Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
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