Two award-winning teachers boycotted today's White House ceremony honoring the teachers of the year, saying that they wouldn't support an administration whose policies they feel have harmed their immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQ students.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will instead present the award to 2019 Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Rodney Robinson, Who Teaches Civics to Students in Juvenile Detention, Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
Robinson said his students, who are all incarcerated, deserve as much of a chance to achieve as other teenagers. "They just made mistakes, and they're paying for mistakes. But America is a country of second chances."
This incident is the latest in a string of newsmaking lessons on slavery this year—lessons that students and parents have called out as racist and harmful to black students.
Peter Tabichi, who has led his students in a remote, rural area of Kenya to win national recognition in science, is the fifth educator to win the annual Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize.
The news that some districts have banned teachers from using DonorsChoose has drawn a wave of reactions from teachers, administrators, and other readers.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Deans for Impact Launch Project to Teach Learning Science in Colleges of Ed.
CZI is giving $1.5 million to Deans for Impact, a nonprofit group of education school leaders, to create a national network of colleges of education that want to teach the research behind how people learn.
As teacher-led crowdfunding grows ever more popular, school leaders are starting to voice concerns.
Education correspondent Emily Hanford of APM Reports spoke with Education Week about her radio documentary on early reading and what teachers should know about reading science.
Millennials Are the Most Diverse Generation, But the Teaching Force Hasn't Caught Up, Analysis Finds
While there are more teachers of color than there were a few decades ago, the teacher workforce is growing whiter than the college-educated population as a whole, according to a new analysis from Brookings.
In this video, Mandy Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, talks about how feeling like an outsider informs her teaching, and why she's fighting for immigrant youth.
Sabbaticals are commonplace at the university level, but few and far between for K-12 teachers. This district has offered them for decades.
Teachers in Vail, Ariz., can't afford to live where they teach. It's a common problem. This district is turning to tiny houses to help.
Among college students majoring in education, black and Hispanic undergraduates face financial challenges and demands on their time that their white peers do not, according to a new report.
The four nationally recognized educators also spoke with Education Week about attracting new talent to the profession and the importance of civics education.
At an event in El Paso, Texas, hundreds of teachers, including many who've received their state's highest recognition, gathered to protest the Trump administration's policy of detaining migrant children and separating them from their parents. See what some teachers had to say.
Melissa Salguero, an elementary school music teacher in New York City, is the only U.S. teacher among the 10 finalists announced today.
As districts across the country have struggled to attract and retain qualified teachers, some school systems are offering new benefits for their employees. Watch the video for a first look at a new Education Week series.
The teachers who designed them say that these artworks are more than just decoration—the door collages reflect lessons, values, and black cultural history that the educators want their students to engage with all year round.
Differentiation doesn't have to mean spending hours creating separate lessons for every student. In these two videos, veteran educators Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski describe techniques they use to meet students where they are in a multi-ability classroom.