Education News Round-Up

26 states exempted from No Child Left Behind; South Carolina gives credit for religion classes; Twitter engages girls in STEM. Check what’s happening this week!

Education News Round-Up

A rundown of education news including an Alabama student immigration law, ObamaCare impact on education spending, and a teacher fired for defending her gay son.

The Montessori Method

The Montessori method, created by Dr. Maria Montessori, encourages children to take charge of their own learning. Teachers serve more as guides than instructors.

Darlene Cavalier, Founder of Science Cheerleaders

Welcome to our Masters of Education series! Check back each week for another profile of an expert educator. Science and cheerleading are two disciplines that usually aren’t associated with each other. But Darlene Cavalier, a former Philadelphia 76ers cheerleader who holds a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, found common ground for her two […]

Summer Conferences for Teachers

For many teachers, summer is the best time to catch up on professional development. Whether you want to enhance your teaching skills, network with other educators or search for teaching jobs, you’ll find a wide variety of helpful conferences scheduled for summer. Here’s a sampling of some of the teacher conferences going on this summer: […]

What Does the Department of Education Do?

The United States Department of Education is a federal agency that is responsible for establishing and administering education policy at the national level. It also coordinates the dispersal of most federal education assistance. It is a Cabinet-level agency and is headed by the Secretary of Education, who reports directly to the President. The Department of […]