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May 23, 2013

Video: Teacher Captures Tornado Experience

A 5th grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, one of two schools ravaged by tornadoes this week, captured the moment of impact on video.

May 21, 2013

Teachers Heroic in Okla. Tornado

Once again, it appears that teachers acted with near-mind-boggling composure and courage in the face danger—and quite likely saved lives in the process.

April 29, 2013

Teacher Goes Beyond Call of Duty With Kidney Donation

Teachers give students all sorts of things--homework, snacks, grades, advice, detention. But the Associated Press reports that one Ohio teacher recently gave her former kindergartner something much more critical: a kidney.

April 24, 2013

Math Teacher's Lacrosse Points Seriously Add Up

Obscure but interesting factoid alert: Did you know that the highest scoring player in the history of professional indoor lacrosse is high school math teacher?

April 22, 2013

Robot Competition Founder Named Nat. Teacher of the Year

The Council of Chief State School Officers today announced Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher in Washington state, as the 2013 National Teacher of the Year.

December 17, 2012

Remembering the Fallen Sandy Hook Educators

A number of educator-bloggers have drawn inspiration and a sense of professsional strength from the Sandy Hook teachers' actions.

August 27, 2012

Teaching Writing, Old-School

Continuing his search for answers to schools' writing-instruction problems, Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews profiles Rick Cannon, a renowned English teacher at an all-boys Catholic high school in Washington. For more than 30 years, Mathews reports, Cannon has been getting glowing r...

June 06, 2012

Anthony Cody: Award-Winning Gadfly

For the 2nd year running, our blogger Anthony Cody is among the winners of the California Teachers Association's annual John Swett Awards for Media Excellence. The award recognizes "outstanding achievements in reporting and interpreting public education issues during 2011." Say what you will about...

May 07, 2012

Coach G: A Global Education Hero

Anthony Salcito, vice president of education for Microsoft Corp.'s Worldwide Public Sector, has selected our very own blogger David Ginsburg (A.K.A. Coach G.) as one of his 365 global heroes in education. Salcito's blog project is intended to highlight individuals who are "making meaningful changes ...

April 11, 2012

Lottery Winners Teach a Rich Lesson

Talk about merit pay: A trio of educators from a Maryland school district—suspected to be in the Baltimore area—have claimed a share of the recent $656 million Mega Millions jackpot. The winners have chosen to remain anonymous, but they have been identified as a special education teacher, ...

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