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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.

July 17, 2018

National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Is Running for Congress

"Teachers are nation-builders," said Hayes, a former history teacher in Waterbury, Conn., who is running as a Democrat for an open seat in Connecticut's fifth congressional district.

June 19, 2018

Teachers Condemn Family Separations at the Border as 'Child Abuse'

On social media and at protests, teachers have raised concerns about the lasting psychological effect of this new immigration policy on children.

April 16, 2018

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.

March 26, 2018

Teacher Voices From the 'March for Our Lives' (Videos)

Education Week asked educators in attendance at Saturday's "March for Our Lives" how their schools have been affected by gun violence and how they felt about calls to arm teachers.

March 14, 2018

Teachers Share Their Experiences on #NationalWalkoutDay

Teachers across the country shared their photos and stories from the national school walkouts staged in protest of gun violence.

February 01, 2018

N.M. Teacher of the Year, a Dreamer, Attended Trump's State of the Union. Here's Her Story

Ivonne Orozco, the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year and a Dreamer, was at the State of the Union address this week.

July 20, 2017

States' Top Teachers Went to Capitol Hill to Lobby for Education

Dozens of state teachers of the year met with U.S. representatives and senators to lobby for education issues, including preserving the federal money that goes to teacher professional development.

July 18, 2017

Here Are 10 Policy Lessons Teachers Should Know

The founder of Teach-Plus shared 10 lessons for teachers who want to get involved in policymaking. Maybe most importantly: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."

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