Dozens of state teachers of the year met with U.S. representatives and senators to lobby for education issues, including preserving the federal money that goes to teacher professional development.
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July 19, 2017
A teacher in the South Bronx borough of New York City built his classroom curriculum around the garden. A decade later, the seeds he planted have grown into a movement.
July 18, 2017
The founder of Teach-Plus shared 10 lessons for teachers who want to get involved in policymaking. Maybe most importantly: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."
July 17, 2017
A membership survey from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year found that teachers want accountability measures for charter schools and private schools that receive federal funds.
June 06, 2017
The Every Student Succeeds Act has given states an opportunity to bolster their teacher leadership systems. A new policy brief by the nonprofit Chiefs for Change explores what that can look like.
March 14, 2017
The four state teachers of the year spoke to Education Week Teacher about their passion for teaching, arts education and STEM, and their hopes of working with the new administration.
February 23, 2017
A free online professional-learning course seeks to help teachers gain more authority and autonomy in education policy matters.
December 29, 2016
In podcasts and a public education campaign, State Teacher of the Year awardees share their hopes and advice for schools and students.
December 08, 2016
How do the winners of this year's Milken Educator Award set up their classrooms for success? 12 teachers and leaders share their advice.
August 26, 2016
A student teacher in Chicago made a rap video for students to welcome them to school.