"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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May 02, 2018
President Donald Trump hosted a reception for the teachers of the year in the White House on Wednesday, telling them that they play a "vital role" in the success of the nation.
May 01, 2018
More than 50 teachers named as the 2018 teachers of the year in their states sat down for a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, which included some "verbal sparring."
February 27, 2018
The four finalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year come from a diversity of backgrounds, but they are all passionate about one thing: keeping their students safe and healthy.
December 19, 2017
In a new podcast series, the 2017 State Teachers of the Year share the moments that have reminded them of the importance of teaching.
October 06, 2017
Sydney Chaffee, the 2017 National Teacher of the Year, went to the capital of Ethiopia for a week to deliver workshops to teachers and students. She ended up learning important lessons, too.
March 14, 2017
The four state teachers of the year spoke to Education Week Teacher about their passion for teaching, arts education and STEM, and their hopes of working with the new administration.
December 29, 2016
In podcasts and a public education campaign, State Teacher of the Year awardees share their hopes and advice for schools and students.
May 21, 2015
A survey of the 2015 state teachers of the year takes a look at top teachers' thoughts on issues affecting students, where funding should be directed, and what parts of the job they value most.
April 27, 2015
High school English teacher Shanna Peeples has been named the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.