Andria Zafirakou won the award for her work supporting marginalized students in an inner-city borough plagued by gang violence and poverty.
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When highly effective teachers are given a hybrid role to lead other teachers, their students perform better in math and, to a lesser extent, reading, according to a new study.
January 05, 2018
The winners of the 2017-18 Milken Educator Award share the best teaching advice they've ever received.
December 19, 2017
In a new podcast series, the 2017 State Teachers of the Year share the moments that have reminded them of the importance of teaching.
December 19, 2017
With microcredentials, technology, and cross-curricular collaboration, this professional-learning program seeks to boost teacher engagement.
December 13, 2017
Chiefs for Changes highlights New Mexico's teacher leadership system as an example of giving teachers a seat at the policymaking table.
November 21, 2017
Elevating the teaching profession, offering financial incentives, and expanding the pool of teacher candidates are among the strategies states are using to bolster their teacher workforces, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
October 26, 2017
The study found that schools with the highest levels of instructional and teacher leadership rank at least 10 percentile points higher in both math and English/language arts on state tests.
July 20, 2017
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.
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.