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Teacher: How our testing obsession sucks the life out of the school day

Teacher: How our testing obsession sucks the life out of the school day

Ohio teacher tells state Senate panel: ‘If you’d like students to learn, then give us more time to teach.’

The unexpected plot twists in one senior’s college admissions journey

The unexpected plot twists in one senior’s college admissions journey

The seventh and final installment in a series about one New Hampshire senior’s quest to apply to college. Where she got accepted and where she decided to go.

The governor gave the commencement speech. To very few people.

The governor gave the commencement speech. To very few people.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s commencement address was sparsely attended, after weather, logistical hurdles and protests kept graduates away.

Board shortens Common Core-aligned tests known as PARCC

Board shortens Common Core-aligned tests known as PARCC

The change comes after a wave of protests from parents and educators during spring.

Free tuition would be nice, but is it what community college students really need?

Free tuition would be nice, but is it what community college students really need?

Tuition isn’t all that community college students need to make their experience a successful one.

Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

Was that a meteor shower this morning in Northern Virginia?

A boom, followed by a shower of rocks with a “burnt” smell, had residents theorizing about the source Thursday morning.

Why we should diversify the overwhelmingly white U.S. teaching force -- and how

Why we should diversify the overwhelmingly white U.S. teaching force -- and how

Why it is important to do with more than half of public school students coming from minority groups.

U.S. public schools report fewer violent incidents

U.S. public schools report fewer violent incidents

New federal data also shows an increase in school security measures like surveillance cameras.

Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Larry A. Bowers, longtime chief operating officer, will run Maryland’s largest school system until mid 2016.

Some high-performing principals to get three-year appointments

Some high-performing principals to get three-year appointments

D.C. officials want to keep talented teachers and limit some turnover among city school leadership.

Va. testing interrupted three times because of issues with Pearson system

Va. testing interrupted three times because of issues with Pearson system

The system, used for Standards of Learning exams, prevented students from logging in for more than an hour.

Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Larry A. Bowers, longtime chief operating officer, will run Maryland’s largest school system until mid 2016.

Rash of suicides sparks widespread training effort for teachers

Rash of suicides sparks widespread training effort for teachers

Innovative program helps middle school and high school teachers spot signs of suicide risk in teens.

Top teachers cite anti-poverty programs as No. 1 school reform -- survey

Top teachers cite anti-poverty programs as No. 1 school reform -- survey

The 2015 Teachers of the Year say other interesting things too, in a new survey which you can read here.

‘Ask the lawyers.’ College mental health after the Va. Tech shooting is costing lives.

‘Ask the lawyers.’ College mental health after the Va. Tech shooting is costing lives.

The former assistant director of the counseling centers at Virginia Tech and William & Mary argues that school officials have become so concerned about liability that they’re endangering students.

Teacher: In my class, failure is not an option. It is a requirement.

Teacher: In my class, failure is not an option. It is a requirement.

The fourth in a series of essays by teachers on the value of allowing students to struggle in class. Students “often get the message from very early on in their education that if they do not immediately grasp how to solve a problem or get the right answer, they must not be very smart or good at that particular subject. With years of training in this way of thinking, it comes as no surprise that students often respond to challenging work by either immediately asking the teacher for help or by giving up.’

How one school created a healthy climate for students and teachers

How one school created a healthy climate for students and teachers

Colorado’s Centaurus High School. is a winner of the inaugural Schools of Opportunity project. Here’s why the school functions well.

Deepak Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back.

Deepak Chopra blasts scientist who criticized his view of evolution. The scientist fires back.

Deepak Chopra was unamused by an earlier post about his views on evolution by a geologist.

Montgomery school board to appoint interim superintendent, pause search

Montgomery school board to appoint interim superintendent, pause search

The board’s president says an interim superintendent will provide stability.

Poverty, family stress are thwarting student success, top teachers say

Poverty, family stress are thwarting student success, top teachers say

Asked to identify obstacles to student achievement, the best educators point to factors outside class.

Wisconsin governor sued for withholding records on bid to change university’s mission

Wisconsin governor sued for withholding records on bid to change university’s mission

Scott Walker’s office is refusing to turn over all documents to a watchdog group.

D.C. charter board approves three new schools to open in fall 2016

D.C. charter board approves three new schools to open in fall 2016

New ones are announced amid concern about a lack of coordination with the traditional school system.

Should schools be required to address students’ trauma? Unprecedented lawsuit says ‘yes’

Student and teacher plaintiffs are suing Compton schools in California for failure to deal with student trauma. The outcome could affect school districts nationwide.

Montgomery school board to appoint interim superintendent, pause search

Montgomery school board to appoint interim superintendent, pause search

Board president says the search for a schools chief will pause, interim superintendent will provide stability.

How not to choose a schools superintendent

How not to choose a schools superintendent

Let’s review how they have handled the departure of the last superintendent and the search for a successor. Hint: Not well.

Starr, former Montgomery County superintendent, takes association job

Starr, former Montgomery County superintendent, takes association job

Joshua Starr to serve as chief executive at PDK International, an association for educators.

Washington is taking notice of crumbling Native American schools

Washington is taking notice of crumbling Native American schools

President Obama and some GOP lawmakers want to increase spending to fix tribal schools.

Powering Up: The campaign to teach computer science to a digital nation

Powering Up: The campaign to teach computer science to a digital nation

Code.org joins College Board to offer new AP computer science, train teachers, engage girls and minorities

Stephen Colbert to Wake Forest graduates: I’ll leave you with a bit of wisdom I picked up from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ ’I’d like to leave you with a bit of wisdom I picked up from ... ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Stephen Colbert to Wake Forest graduates: I’ll leave you with a bit of wisdom I picked up from ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’  ’I’d like to leave you with a bit of wisdom I picked up from ... ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Watch and read the transcript of his hilarious commencement speech: ‘It is my responsibility as a commencement speaker to prepare you for what awaits you in the future. “No one has any idea what’s going to happen. Not even Elon Musk. That’s why he’s building those rockets. He wants a ‘Plan B’ on another world.“