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July 30, 2015

Comedy Duo Imagines World in Which Teachers Are Treated Like Athletes

The stars of the Comedy Central sketch show "Key & Peele" ask an important question: Why don't teachers get the same level of glory as professional athletes?

June 04, 2015

Teacher Asks NBA MVP Stephen Curry Not to Visit Local High School

A Bay Area teacher worries a visit from NBA MVP Stephen Curry would distort his students' perceptions about their futures.

January 09, 2014

NBC Learn Launches Video Series on 'Science of the 2014 Olympics'

In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics, NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation launched a free online video series called "Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games."

December 27, 2013

New Dallas Cowboys Backup Quarterback Donating NFL Salary to High School

An injury to the Dallas Cowboys' starting quarterback opened the door this week for a high school math teacher to temporarily make his way back into the NFL.

June 03, 2013

Phys. Ed. Teachers in N.Y.C. to Be Evaluated Under New System

Under New York City's new teacher-evaluation system, physical-education teachers will be subject to annual performance reviews.

April 25, 2013

High School Math Teacher: The 'Wayne Gretzky of Lacrosse'

A 44-year-old high school math teacher is the highest-scoring player in the history of professional indoor lacrosse.

March 08, 2013

Running and Teaching Have Plenty in Common, NBCT Suggests

Running and teaching have more in common than you might think, says National Board-certified teacher Wendy Pillars.

September 17, 2012

NBCT Offers Lessons Teachers Can Learn From Football Coaches

Kevin Mixon, a National Board-certified teacher, says that both great football coaches and great teachers make use of relevant statistical data to inform their game- or lesson-planning.

November 18, 2011

N.J. Gov. Wants Math, Science Teachers Paid More Than P.E. Teachers

Gov. Chris Christie said that math and science teachers were more valuable than gym teachers in today's society, and thus, deserved more pay, in an interview with Facebook on Monday.

October 06, 2011

Former NFL QB Fran Tarkenton on Teacher Tenure

Teacher tenure gives employees no incentive to exceed expectations and perform better, former NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton argues in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial.

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