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August 06, 2014

These Teachers Visit Every Student Before School Starts

Every year during the last week of summer, teachers in Henderson County, Ky. make house calls.

August 29, 2012

What Teachers Buy for Their Students

A recent nationwide survey conducted by AdoptAClassroom.org points to the types of out-of-pocket expenses that teachers spend on their students and classrooms, which include school supplies, clothing, food, and personal items that their students' parents cannot afford.

August 29, 2012

Seeing Teachers in Two Dimensions

In a heartfelt post about dropping his son off for his first day of school, education writer and activist Sam Chaltain explains that, despite his instinctive parental desire for his son to have a perfect classroom experience, he recognizes that teachers, "like the rest of us ... are works in progres...

August 16, 2012

Back-to-School Spending Burdens for Teachers

A piece in The Shreveport Times recently described the challenges that elementary school teachers are facing with back-to-school expenses. In Caddo Parish Schools in Louisiana, the stipends that teachers usually put toward supplies were recently halved to $100 per teacher.

August 25, 2011

Questionable Classroom Management Advice

Long-suffering high school English teacher Hobo Teacher has developed a sure-fire way of identifying potentially disruptive students on the first day of class: It was not hard to spot the potential headaches. The trick was to just watch the students walk in for the first time and if anyone high fi...

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