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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, ...

March 28, 2012

Teacher Blogger Gets Policy Say

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

Reports: Teachers Acted Heroically During Ohio School Shooting

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

National Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

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

TNTP Launches $25,000 Teacher Competition

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

Teachers Compete for $10K Innovation Award

Four teachers remain in a competition for a $10,000 classroom grant, which will be decided by a public online vote.

October 11, 2011

A Lesson in Life-Saving

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.

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