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February 13, 2015

3 U.S. Teachers Named Finalists for $1 Million Prize

Three U.S. teachers are finalists for the Global Teacher Prize, which recognizes outstanding educators and comes with a $1 million award.

January 12, 2015

New Tony Award to Highlight Top Theater Teachers

A new Tony Award will recognize the work of K-12 and community theater teachers.

December 01, 2014

RIP David Ruenzel, Teacher Magazine Contributing Writer

A veteran teacher as well as a journalist, he is remembered for having "slipped so deftly into the skin and minds of those he wrote about."

October 17, 2014

A Seriously Experienced Educator: Brooklyn Math Teacher Turns 100

After decades as a math teacher, a Brooklyn math bee coach celebrates her 100th birthday.

August 20, 2014

Executed Photojournalist Was Teach For America Alumnus

James Foley, the missing American photojournalist who was executed this week by the Islamic State militant group operating in Iraq and Syria, was known for his courage and dedication to humane causes. He was also a former teacher.

May 29, 2014

Maya Angelou Urged Teachers to 'Go Forward' With Flair, Passion, and Humor

"You are rainbows in the clouds," Maya Angelou told educators at a conference last year. "It delights my heart to encourage you to continue." Angelou, the eminent poet and memoirist, died on Wednesday at age 86.

May 20, 2014

Group Names Winners of $25,000 Award for Teachers in Low-Income Schools

TNTP, nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization, has announced the four winners of its 3rd annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice.

January 16, 2014

N.M. School Shooting, Teacher's Heroism, Bring Attention to School-Crisis Training

In a scenario that is becoming increasingly familiar, a teacher in New Mexico is being praised this week for putting his life on the line to protect students from an armed assailant. The incident has prompted additional concern about whether teachers receive adequate training in handling crisis situations like school shootings.

January 15, 2014

2014 National Teacher of the Year Finalists Named

Four educators, hailing from Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, have been announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers as the finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year Award.

November 22, 2013

Five Teachers Awarded $10,000 for Teaching Excellence

Five teachers from across the United States were awarded the Horace Mann Awards for Teaching Excellence. The winners receive $10,000 each.

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