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May 13, 2013

A Voice From the 'Rubber Room'

A 33-year-old public school teacher with Tourette Syndrome in New York tells his story, including how he ended up in the absent-teacher reserve pool.

May 10, 2013

Twitter Milestone: @EdWeekTeacher Hits the 50K Follower Mark

Last week, @EdWeekTeacher gained its 50,000th follower, an accomplishment nearly four years in the making since we first opened our account.

May 09, 2013

Viral Video: Teacher Unappreciation

According to Gawker, this high school student who tells off his history teacher is from Duncanville, Texas. The speech he gives on his way out the door, above his teacher's impassive "Bye"s, is both harsh and unpredictably eloquent.

May 07, 2013

Report: Teacher Pay Raises Slowed During Recession

While teacher salaries continued to increase on average during the economic downturn, they did so at a much slower pace, according to a new study from NCTQ.

May 06, 2013

Picturing Teacher Appreciation Week

To honor educators this week, the Carnegie Corporation has launched a photo-sharing site on the art of great teaching.

May 03, 2013

Poll: AFT Members Support Both Common Core and High-Stakes Moratorium

In an encore to American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten's speech in New York City this week, which called for a moratorium on high stakes linked to common-core testing, the union released the results of a poll on how members perceive the new standards.

May 02, 2013

Principal Swaps Security Guards for Art Teachers

According to NBC News, a school in Roxbury, Mass., has seen positive effects--at least in terms of academics and school culture--from cutting back on school security, and using those funds to up arts instruction.

April 30, 2013

Want to Be a Better Teacher? Fail a Class

Ben Orlin, a high school math teacher in Oakland, Calif., has advice for fellow math teachers trying to reach their struggling students: Experience math failure for yourselves.

April 30, 2013

Weingarten: Wait a Year-Plus on High Stakes Around Common Core

This morning, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten gave a speech in New York City in which she called for a moratorium on high stakes associated with the impending common-core tests.

April 29, 2013

Jason Collins on Teaching 'Acceptance'

In a significant moment in professional sports history, Jason Collins, a 12-year veteran of the NBA, came out today as the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport--and in doing so offered a charge to teachers.

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