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July 27, 2015

Two Teachers Praised as Heroes in La. Theater Shooting

Local Association of Educators president credits teachers with quick thinking and increased crisis training skills when an active shooter attacked a movie theater in Louisiana.

June 30, 2015

Marva Collins, Famed Chicago Educator, Stressed Potential of Low-Income Students

Marva Collins, who died June 24 at age 78, founded a celebrated independent school known for fostering high achievement in children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Chicago.

March 23, 2015

Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.

March 16, 2015

Nancie Atwell Wins $1 Million Teaching Prize

Nancie Atwell, a language arts teacher from Maine, has won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, sponsored by the Varkey Foundation.

March 10, 2015

Teacher of the Year Candidate Takes Issue With High-Stakes Testing

"Self-reflection is huge, and we don't do enough of that," says Alabama Teacher of the Year Ann Marie Corgill.

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.

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