Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives, including two who've been vocal on the ESEA rewrite, are former teachers.
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July 18, 2013
July 15, 2013
Megan Allen, the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year, is excited about her new career path but, like many teachers who leave the classroom, she feels guilty, too
July 11, 2013
Reflecting on the whole "bad teacher" genre as represented by movies and books like Tampa, Dana Goldstein wonders about the American public's ongoing fascination with stories about "despicable, or at least morally compromised" teachers.
July 10, 2013
The recent adoption of a new teacher-pay plan in Tennessee has spurred backlash from many union members, including calls for the state's education commissioner to be fired, reports The Tennessean.
July 09, 2013
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
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
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
Districts have recently employed crowdsourcing to solve major problems. Could it help teachers authentically add their voices to policy discussions, too?
June 28, 2013
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
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.