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October 28, 2020

WATCH: Teaching About a Divisive Election--and What Comes Next

Five social studies teachers discuss their experiences teaching students about the most crucial and controversial parts of a chaotic election season.

September 30, 2020

Teachers React to the Debate: 'If the President Was in My Class, He Would Not Pass'

Many teachers use the presidential debates as a teaching tool for civics, but the first Trump-Biden showdown was anything but educational.

September 24, 2020

Trump, the Peaceful Transition of Power, and How to Explain It to Students

President Trump said "we're going to have to see what happens," in response to whether he would honor the results of the election. How can teachers address that in class?

September 18, 2020

History Educators Respond to Trump: It Matters How We Tell the National Story

Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."

October 24, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants to Train Teachers to Help Students Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative is launching a series of training sessions across the country that will help educators ensure that students are registered to vote.

July 11, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants Teachers to Make Sure Every Student Is Registered to Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative will provide teachers with lesson plans and trainings on how to talk about voting.

July 08, 2019

Abortion and White Fragility: 5 Key Issues at the NEA Convention

About 6,000 delegates met in Houston last week and voted on measures related to abortion, white fragility, teacher diversity, and teacher strikes.

January 11, 2019

As Shutdown Continues, Some Government Workers Turn to Substitute Teaching

School districts in the Washington, D.C., metro area are encouraging workers affected by the government shutdown to apply for open positions.

November 28, 2018

Jahana Hayes on Her Path From Classroom to Congress (Video)

In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the nationally recognized teacher who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives discusses why she decided to run and her priorities as a new lawmaker.

August 22, 2018

National Teacher of the Year—a 'Hero' of Bill Gates—Calls on Teachers to Be Activists

"Local rules generally dictate what actually occurs in our classrooms, and in my experience, it's also where educators are most often left out," writes Mandy Manning.

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