Talk about merit pay: A trio of educators from a Maryland school districtsuspected to be in the Baltimore areahave 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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Our Classroom Q&A blogger Larry Ferlazzo (who seriously seems to have more time in the day than the rest of us) has been appointed to California's newly launched Educator Excellence Task Force, designed to make recommendations on teacher evaluation and professional development (among other things)....
February 28, 2012
A number of news stories are highlighting the courageous role that teachers played in the midst of the tragic shooting yesterday at Chardon High School in Ohio, which authorities are now saying claimed the lives of two [sigh] three students. By reports, after the gunman opened fire in the cafeteria,...
January 25, 2012
Just a quick heads-up: The Council of Chief State School Officers has announced the finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year. They are: • Gay Barnes, an elementary school teacher in Alabama with 21 years of experience; • Alvin Aureliano Davis, a high school music teacher in Fl...
December 13, 2011
Full-time public school teachers working in Title I schools can now apply for a $25,000 cash award sponsored by The New Teacher Project.
October 27, 2011
Four teachers remain in a competition for a $10,000 classroom grant, which will be decided by a public online vote.
October 11, 2011
Two quick-thinking and remarkably composed phys. ed. coaches at a middle school outside Dallas are being credited with saving a 12-year-old girl's life last month.