General Interest


Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids

Love is in the air! As the calendar flips from January to February, we anticipate the arrival of Valentine’s Day, which is celebrated every February 14. The winter season is chock full of religious and national holidays for you to center lessons, discussion or activities around, and Valentine’s Day has got a ton of great material. […]

States with the Highest High School Graduation Rates

The National Center for Education Statistics recently released U.S. high school graduation rates for the class of 2008. The good news is that more public high school students across the country are earning their diplomas, with almost 75 percent graduating on time (compared to 72 percent in 2002). The high school graduation rate is an […]

The Best Paying States for Teachers

Though not all educators would want relocate to one of the best paying states for teachers, those in certain states do make considerably higher salaries than their counterparts elsewhere...

Winter Holidays Around the World Lesson Plans

With Thanksgiving behind us, the holiday season has entered full swing. Now that you’ve taken full advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s shopping deals, it’s time for you to focus on work and plan out the final days of class before you break for the new year...

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

National Handwashing Awareness Week 2011 runs Sunday, December 4 through December 10 with Global Handwashing Day happening back on October 15. Hand washing can be one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of contagious disease when done correctly...

7 National Teacher Awards to Follow

Teachers deserve a great deal of recognition. Few would argue with this sentiment, and most agree that teachers deserve a great deal more recognition than they normally get...