General Interest


ESL Job Opportunities in New York

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is a demanding yet incredibly rewarding job that requires passionate teachers who want to make a difference. As schools across America experience a continued growth of diversity in their student bodies, the demand for ESL teachers is on the rise. New York is one state with a high […]

Obama Grants No Child Left Behind Waivers to 10 States

Five months ago, President Obama asked the U.S. Department of Education to offer greater flexibility to states suffering from the rigid requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act. On February 9, 2012, the President has announced that relief will be granted to the following 10 states: Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, Oklahoma, […]

Resources for Researching Master of Education Programs Online

A Master of Education (M.Ed.) helps teachers advance their careers by ensuring that they are experts in their field, and positions them for greater benefits and promotions. The Master of Education application process is long but rewarding, and though there are many great programs out there, it is important to find the one that is […]

Obama Requests More Money for Math and Science Teacher Prep Programs

“We’re a nation of thinkers, dreamers, believers in a better tomorrow.”This was President Obama’s message when he recently announced a plan to increase funding for math and science programs across the nation. To build this better tomorrow, Obama has asked Congress for funding to be used in establishing a new Education Department competition, one that […]

How to Increase your Teacher Salary

Most teachers don’t enter the profession with the expectation of getting rich quick, but teaching does offer competitive compensation when compared to other professions that require a four-year college degree. Teachers also commonly have the option of improving their salary prospects by adding to their qualifications. In most school districts, teachers’ salaries are governed by […]

School Lunches and Childhood Obesity: New Federal Regulations Double Vegetables and Fruits

Children who participate in school lunch programs across the United States will soon see healthier food choices in their cafeterias. Recently announced changes to government-subsidized school lunch programs will require schools to serve more fruits and green vegetables, and to reduce levels of salt and fat. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and First Lady Michelle Obama […]