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...
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June 14, 2013
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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.
May 30, 2013
A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.
May 28, 2013
The Horace Mann School, an elite private school in the Bronx, N.Y., issued an apology Friday to former students who were sexually abused by school staff members between the 1960s and 1990s.
May 23, 2013
A 5th grade teacher at Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City, one of two schools ravaged by tornadoes this week, captured the moment of impact on video.
May 21, 2013
Once again, it appears that teachers acted with near-mind-boggling composure and courage in the face dangerand quite likely saved lives in the process.
May 02, 2013
According to NBC News, a school in Roxbury, Mass., has seen positive effects--at least in terms of academics and school culture--from cutting back on school security, and using those funds to up arts instruction.
May 01, 2013
A charter school in rural Oregon staged an "active shooter" drill during an in-service day last weekbut they didn't tell the teachers it was only a drill.
April 16, 2013
Just 24 hours ago, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring some 170 more. There's also a good chance you'll need to address this horrifying event--which has been documented through vivid and often gruesome images--with your students.
March 27, 2013
In light of the December Newtown, Conn., school shooting and fears about school violence, some teachers, parents, and administrators are turning to self-defense classes.