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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.

November 07, 2013

Physics Teacher Wows Harlem Globetrotters

This is just plain fun. David Hovan, a sixth-year AP physics teacher at St. John's College High School in the District of Columbia, demonstrated a most impressive talent for his students—spinning a basketball on top of a pen while writing. A resourceful high schooler, of course, caught it o...

November 07, 2013

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Eligible for $25,000 Prize

TNTP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that "all students get excellent teachers," is now accepting applications for the 3rd annual Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice. Teachers working with low-income students are eligible for the prize, which is awarded to four teachers ...

October 22, 2013

Much-Loved Math Teacher Braved Gunfire in Nevada Shooting

After serving as a Marine and doing several tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard, 45-year-old Michael Landsberry died a hero on his home turf, in a civilian role. On Monday, the 8th grade math teacher and soccer coach was killed while trying to protect students from a school-aged gunman.

September 11, 2013

Teacher Blogger's First Book Hits the Shelves!

Ilana Garon wrote a book! "Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx" is a series of stories about her first few years as a public high school teacher.

August 22, 2013

How a Bookkeeper Prevented a School Shooting

Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at an elementary school near Atlanta, prevented what was likely to have been a mass school shooting by convincing the gunman to surrender.

July 03, 2013

Teacher Wears Same Picture-Day Outfit 40 Years Straight

The Dallas Morning News reports that Dale Irby, who began teaching physical education in 1973, wore the same outfit for his school picture 40 years in a row.

June 14, 2013

Remembering Newtown Teachers, Six Months Later

By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece fo...

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