CourseSmart software enables professors and teachers to track how much of the assigned reading students have completed.
Thought the "rubber rooms" where New York City teachers were sent to wait for disciplinary hearings were closed? Not so much. [more inside]
An oldie but a goodie: David Bennabaum on learning how to program and be a sys admin at his high school in his youth.
Joel Klein wrote an essay in the Atlantic about the reasons for the current problems in the primary educational system.
Louis Menand of the New Yorker looks at the competing theories of education: that it is to create more well-rounded individuals vs. teaching someone what they need to know to get a job.
In the wake of ever deeper budget cuts, public schools have begun charging students for basics, such as registering for honors or elective classes.
Want to fire a teacher in the LA Unified School District? Be prepared to spend several years and hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so. [more inside]
Dirty Old Women is an attempt to figure out why older female teachers sleep with younger boys. [more inside]