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October 24, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants to Train Teachers to Help Students Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative is launching a series of training sessions across the country that will help educators ensure that students are registered to vote.

July 11, 2019

Michelle Obama Wants Teachers to Make Sure Every Student Is Registered to Vote

The former first lady's voter registration initiative will provide teachers with lesson plans and trainings on how to talk about voting.

July 08, 2019

Abortion and White Fragility: 5 Key Issues at the NEA Convention

About 6,000 delegates met in Houston last week and voted on measures related to abortion, white fragility, teacher diversity, and teacher strikes.

January 11, 2019

As Shutdown Continues, Some Government Workers Turn to Substitute Teaching

School districts in the Washington, D.C., metro area are encouraging workers affected by the government shutdown to apply for open positions.

November 28, 2018

Jahana Hayes on Her Path From Classroom to Congress (Video)

In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the nationally recognized teacher who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives discusses why she decided to run and her priorities as a new lawmaker.

August 22, 2018

National Teacher of the Year—a 'Hero' of Bill Gates—Calls on Teachers to Be Activists

"Local rules generally dictate what actually occurs in our classrooms, and in my experience, it's also where educators are most often left out," writes Mandy Manning.

July 17, 2018

National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Is Running for Congress

"Teachers are nation-builders," said Hayes, a former history teacher in Waterbury, Conn., who is running as a Democrat for an open seat in Connecticut's fifth congressional district.

June 19, 2018

Teachers Condemn Family Separations at the Border as 'Child Abuse'

On social media and at protests, teachers have raised concerns about the lasting psychological effect of this new immigration policy on children.

April 16, 2018

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.

March 26, 2018

Teacher Voices From the 'March for Our Lives' (Videos)

Education Week asked educators in attendance at Saturday's "March for Our Lives" how their schools have been affected by gun violence and how they felt about calls to arm teachers.

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