Racial disparity in academic achievement remains a leading problem in American education, both at the K-12 and the college levels. A number of studies show greater diversity in the teaching profession can address some of those concerns. Hari Sreenivasan has…
By Hari Sreenivasan
The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the…
By Mark Kennedy, Associated Press
In several states, retired teachers and other state workers haven’t gotten a cost-of-living adjustment to their pension checks in years. And with the cost of health care continuing to rise, retirees say they’re reaching a breaking point.
By Madeline Will, Education Week
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?…
By Vic Pasquantonio
By Amanda Morris, Associated Press
A fatal shooting at a college campus was on protesters' minds Wednesday at a North Carolina teacher rally, adding a somber note to a demonstration in support of overhauling the state's education priorities.
By Associated Press
Jessica Dueñas of Kentucky told the Courier Journal that she feels like the Trump administration's support of school choice is "clearly attacking public education."…
By Chris Berdik, The Hechinger Report
Teacher stress is growing, experts say, pushing educators out of classrooms and hurting learning. A growing number of mindfulness trainings help teachers cope, but critics say the real problem goes much deeper.
By Christina A. Samuels, Alex Harwin, Education Week
Federal statistics show that there's not only a shortage of special education teachers, but also a "quality shortage" -- a relatively high percentage of special education teachers in a state who are not fully qualified.
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
Some of the nation's top teachers recently gathered in El Paso, Texas, to speak out against the government’s practice of detaining children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Dismissing the notion that they shouldn't get involved in political advocacy, teachers said…
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