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September 19, 2014

In Africa, Ebola Epidemic Taking Toll on Teachers, Students

The months-long spread of the Ebola virus has shuttered schools across western Africa, leaving many teachers' livelihoods in jeopardy.

August 19, 2014

Teacher Raises Over $100,000 to Feed Ferguson Students

Here's how teachers around the country are responding to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Mo.

January 16, 2014

N.M. School Shooting, Teacher's Heroism, Bring Attention to School-Crisis Training

In a scenario that is becoming increasingly familiar, a teacher in New Mexico is being praised this week for putting his life on the line to protect students from an armed assailant. The incident has prompted additional concern about whether teachers receive adequate training in handling crisis situations like school shootings.

November 14, 2013

Rep. Giffords and Sandy Hook Mother Co-Author Anti-Violence Lesson Plan

In anticipation of the one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 students and six teachers were killed by an intruder last December, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) has collaborated with a victim's mother and a teacher to write an anti-violence lesson plan for schools.

October 22, 2013

Much-Loved Math Teacher Braved Gunfire in Nevada Shooting

After serving as a Marine and doing several tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard, 45-year-old Michael Landsberry died a hero on his home turf, in a civilian role. On Monday, the 8th grade math teacher and soccer coach was killed while trying to protect students from a school-aged gunman.

September 18, 2013

Kids Today: The Social-Media Menace

Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.

September 06, 2013

Herzog Film on Texting and Driving Coming to High Schools

If you're a high school teacher and find yourself with 35 minutes to fill, you might want to consider showing renowned German filmmaker Werner Herzog's new documentary about the dangers of texting and driving.

August 22, 2013

How a Bookkeeper Prevented a School Shooting

Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper at an elementary school near Atlanta, prevented what was likely to have been a mass school shooting by convincing the gunman to surrender.

June 14, 2013

Remembering Newtown Teachers, Six Months Later

By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece fo...

June 06, 2013

Sandy Hook Teacher Starts Nonprofit to Teach Empathy

Having survived the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and been on the receiving end of enormous generosity afterward, 1st grade teacher Kaitlin Roig began thinking about ways to give back.

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