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February 14, 2013

Teacher Gets Valentine's Card 67 Years Straight

Here's a cute story to give you some Valentine's Day cheer: Every Feb. 14 since 1946, Daryl Zevely, now 77 and retired, has sent his 3rd grade teacher a Valentine Day's card, reports The Longview News-Journal. Ninety-one year-old Regina Bull told the Texas newspaper that Zevely, who was a student...

January 14, 2013

Know a Great History Teacher?

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY, and Preserve America are now accepting nominations for the National History Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes accomplished K-12 American history teachers.

August 29, 2012

Seeing Teachers in Two Dimensions

In a heartfelt post about dropping his son off for his first day of school, education writer and activist Sam Chaltain explains that, despite his instinctive parental desire for his son to have a perfect classroom experience, he recognizes that teachers, "like the rest of us ... are works in progres...

May 11, 2012

A Curious Way of Expressing Appreciation

Teachers in New York State received a special Teacher Appreciation Week email message from the state education commissioner this week that, in addition to expressing thanks "for all the work you do every day" etc., spent a few paragraphs fleshing out the details of the state's new evaluation system....

May 09, 2012

Duncan, Ed. Dept. Go Back to School for Teacher Appreciation Week

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made a surprise visit to Luke C. Moore High School in Washington on Wednesday morning to join teachers and school support staff for a Teacher Appreciation Week breakfast.

April 30, 2012

$25,000 and an Internship Awarded to Expert Teachers

By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk Four teachers have been announced as the first recipients of the Fishman Prize from the New Teacher Project (TNTP), a teacher-training group. They'll each be awarded $25,000 and get the chance to participate in a summer internship with the organization. Before you ...

April 23, 2012

California Teacher Named 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th grade English teacher in California, was named the 62nd National Teacher of the Year this morning. According to a press release from the Council of Chief State School Officers, which sponsors the annual award, Mieliwocki is a 14-year veteran teacher has been in her curre...

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...

October 05, 2011

Happy World Teachers' Day!

Back in 1994, UNESCO and Education International marked October 5 as World Teachers' Day, a time to celebrate and appreciate the teaching profession all around the world.

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