Education News


Debunking the 'Bad at Math' Myth

The idea that certain people are inherently "bad at math" is one that hardly anybody would consider groundbreaking education news.


California Needs Special Education Teachers

Teachers who are interested in reorienting their career trajectories by earning a master's degree in special education may want to move to California when they are ready to look for work.


NCTQ Releases Teacher Preparation Honor Roll

by JC Cook

In a rigorous research study that required 10 pilot studies and over 8 years to complete, the National Council on Teacher Quality recently released their “honor roll” of teaching preparation programs that achieved at least a 3 out of 4 star rating. Of the over 1100 schools researched, only 105 achieved the high ratings necessary to gain this admirable accomplishment.


Is STEAM the Next Trend in Education?

STEM has been at the forefront of education reform over the last decade, but will this oft-referenced acronym soon morph into STEAM?


New Science Standards Will Impact Teachers

Although the Common Core mathematics and English/language arts standards have received a great deal of attention as of late, soon to be released science standards may have a large impact on those pursuing a career in teaching.

Developed by 26 states in partnership with the National Research Council, the Next Generation Science Standards are designed to ensure that by high school graduation, all students have developed an appreciation for science and are capable of relating their scientific knowledge to applicable uses in their everyday lives.

In particular, the standards help to prepare students for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, although the National Research Council hopes to help prepare all K-12 students for college and careers.


Obama Administration Pushes for Universal Pre-K

Students at table

President Barack Obama's push for expanding pre-kindergarten education in his second term could mean there will soon be more demand for elementary school teachers than ever before, providing an incentive for those pursuing a career in teaching to lend their skills to the younger set. 

"Study after study shows that the earlier a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road," Obama said in a recent speech about early childhood education.

Although the White House plan for universal pre-K has been touted as a program that would give every American child earlier access to education, it primarily focuses on delivering that service to highly disadvantaged children.


Specialized Teachers in High Demand by 2020

Good teachers are in high demand in the U.S. By 2020, we’ll need 440,000 more to keep up with the growing brood of kids ages 5-18. This is great news if you’re passionate about working with youngsters to hone their knowledge and help them grow. The better news? The Department of Education (DOE) has a few suggestions about in-demand teachers for the future. Take a look at these specialties as you carve out a career plan.