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Mental Health Issues – And Not His Novels – Led to MD Teacher’s Suspension

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There's an old rule of thumb that you should never believe everything you read on the internet, and over the past couple days we had a graphic reminder exactly why that rule exists. A story has been going around this week that a middle school teacher in Maryland had been arrested/committed because he had self-published a ...

And Yet Another Teacher is Punished for Writing a Novel

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Update: It looks like this story might be a tempest in a teapot caused by really bad local reporting. The LA Times followed up and reported that the teacher had real mental health issues, and not because of his novels. The Atlantic reported earlier today that a Maryland middle school teacher was involuntarily committed for nothing ...

70% of teachers pay for ebooks out of their own pockets

I just came across a new study today about ebooks and ereaders in the classroom. Unlike other surveys, this one focused entirely on k-12 educators. A total of 1300 responded to the poll. I only have the executive summary, but that alone makes for fascinating reading. 40% of teachers and 50% of librarians have bought ebooks. ...