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September 26, 2016

Feel-Good Roundup: Students Surprise Their Teachers in Several Viral Clips

Teacher Appreciation Day isn't until May, but instances of students showing their appreciation to teachers in the meantime have gone viral.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 22, 2016

Mark Twain-Impersonating English Teacher Hanging Up the Chalk

Tom Gilding, a high school English teacher who has gained renown as Mark Twain impersonator, has announced that he is retiring this spring. But only from teaching, not from impersonating Mark Twain.

March 11, 2016

Hero Teacher Arranges to Donate Kidney to Sick Student

"It truly just came to me after I did a lot of thinking and praying."

November 25, 2015

Teachers in Mass. District Aim for Dual Certification to Meet Student-Population Changes

Twenty-one teachers in Milford, Mass., are volunteering to work off-hours to gain dual-certification in English as a second language instruction.

August 31, 2015

Heroic Newtown Teacher Soto Honored With School Name

The Victoria Soto School in Stratford, Conn., was dedicated on August 28.

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.

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