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July 09, 2013

Survey: Teachers Spend $485 Per Year on Their Classrooms

Roughly half the amount that the nation's public school teachers are spending on educational products is being covered with their own money, a new nationwide survey shows.

July 09, 2013

Our Blogger Wins 'Educator's Voice' Award

Congratulations to our fearless, diligent, and ever-amusing blogger Marilyn Rhames, author of Charting My Own Course, for receiving the Educator's Voice Blogger/Commentator of the Year Award from the Bammy Awards.

July 03, 2013

Teacher Wears Same Picture-Day Outfit 40 Years Straight

The Dallas Morning News reports that Dale Irby, who began teaching physical education in 1973, wore the same outfit for his school picture 40 years in a row.

July 02, 2013

Crowdsourcing: The Teacher-Voice Solution?

Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?

June 28, 2013

Mick Jagger Makes the Best of Not Being a Teacher

In a clip from a BBC interview, rock icon Mick Jagger says that while he's "pleased" with his career, there are others that he's wished he could have tried—among them, teaching.

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

June 20, 2013

A Surprise Classroom Lesson in Acceptance

A first-year teacher in Canada who recently came out as gay to his students describes how his "tough" class offered their acceptance in a way that moved him to tears.

June 14, 2013

Remembering Newtown Teachers, Six Months Later

By guest blogger Clara Pak As of today, half a year has passed since tragedy struck in Newtown, Conn. In remembrance of this somber anniversary, Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, and Tom Kuroski, president of the AFT affiliate in Newtown, co-wrote an op-ed piece fo...

June 14, 2013

Baseball Sabermetrics and the 'Effective Teacher'

In a blog post for The Brown Center on Education Policy, Thomas Kane proposes a new definition for an "effective" teacher: one whose "predicted impact on students exceeds that of the average novice teacher."

June 10, 2013

Teacher: Liking Your Job Is Not a Necessity

In a Chronicle of Higher Education opinion piece, an associate professor at a Midwest university writes about disliking teaching while also being good at it.

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