"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.
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July 17, 2018
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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
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
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.
March 14, 2018
Teachers across the country shared their photos and stories from the national school walkouts staged in protest of gun violence.
February 01, 2018
Ivonne Orozco, the 2018 New Mexico Teacher of the Year and a Dreamer, was at the State of the Union address this week.
July 20, 2017
Dozens of state teachers of the year met with U.S. representatives and senators to lobby for education issues, including preserving the federal money that goes to teacher professional development.
July 18, 2017
The founder of Teach-Plus shared 10 lessons for teachers who want to get involved in policymaking. Maybe most importantly: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu."
July 17, 2017
A membership survey from the National Network of State Teachers of the Year found that teachers want accountability measures for charter schools and private schools that receive federal funds.
July 07, 2017
The 2016 Arizona Teacher of the Year is running for state Senate. Other state teachers of the year who have also sought office share their advice and lessons learned.