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.
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July 20, 2017
July 18, 2017
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."
July 17, 2017
A membership survey from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year found that teachers want accountability measures for charter schools and private schools that receive federal funds.
July 07, 2017
The 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year is running for state Senate. Other state teachers of the year who have also sought office share their advice and lessons learned.
February 16, 2017
Some teachers had been giving their students resources about how to best respond to immigration enforcement authorities.
February 08, 2017
Dystopian literature sales have skyrocketed in recent weeks, in part because of the current political climate. How should educators use these classics in the classroom?
January 19, 2017
Other educators have issued guidance for teachers when showing the inauguration in class.
January 18, 2017
Many teachers are taking their students to Washington to witness the inauguration of the 45th president, but some say the divisive nature of the election has made the experience a little different than in previous years.
January 17, 2017
Two bills introduced by Democratic lawmakers in California call for the state to develop curriculum standards that teach students how to evaluate online news.
January 13, 2017
A coalition of 175 current and former education deans wrote a "Declaration of Principles" about the value of public education and their hopes for the Trump administration.