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April 20, 2016

Proposed Argentina Law Would Create Stronger Penalties for Attacks on Teachers

The proposed law is meant to increase the public's respect for the teaching profession in Argentina.

April 08, 2016

Minn. Lawmakers Craft Controversial Bill Aimed at Protecting Teachers From Assault

Teachers would have the authority to remove any student deemed a safety threat, under a proposed bill by Minnesota lawmakers.

April 05, 2016

Sex-Misconduct Cases Renew Concerns About Teacher-Student Texting, 'Friending'

Amid a recent rise in sexual misconduct cases involving teachers, the Clark County school district in Nevada is looking to implement a policy that restricts digital communication between students and teachers.

December 04, 2015

San Bernardino Teachers Help Students Cope With Tragedy

Teachers in the San Bernardino, Calif., sought to make classrooms as normal as possible for students this week, following the mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center on Wednesday.

August 31, 2015

Heroic Newtown Teacher Soto Honored With School Name

The Victoria Soto School in Stratford, Conn., was dedicated on August 28.

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.

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