Many teachers use the presidential debates as a teaching tool for civics, but the first Trump-Biden showdown was anything but educational.
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September 30, 2020
September 24, 2020
President Trump said "we're going to have to see what happens," in response to whether he would honor the results of the election. How can teachers address that in class?
September 18, 2020
Social studies and history education organizations, and many teachers, lambasted President Trump's efforts to "promote patriotic education."
October 24, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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.