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National Teacher of the Year

This Is What The New National Teacher Of The Year Wants To Tell Trump

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.21.2017 | Politics

If 2017 National Teacher of the Year winner Sydney Chaffee gets the opportunity to speak with President Donald Trump, she will tell him to spend more ...

This Teacher Remixes Rap Songs Like 'Bad And Boujee' To Teach History Lessons

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 03.15.2017 | Black Voices

“You know, it’s your boy, honest Abe. Making this song to shut down the lames.” This is how middle school history teacher David Yancey began a l...

The Crucial Need to Expand the Non-White Teacher Pipeline

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Students of color constitute a majority in our schools but teachers of color constitute only 18 percent of their faculties.

Teachers Nurture Democracy

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.17.2017 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Paul Kelley has been teaching mathematics at Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota. My wife Helen and I were lucky to meet Paul when we were all invi...

Dedication to Students, Faith in the Teaching Profession

Chris Minnich | Posted 05.11.2017 | Education
Chris Minnich

"One can only assume that, in your search for National Teacher of the Year, you are seeking 'more' - someone who represents the defining essence of inspiration."

Celebrate #LoveTeaching

Chris Minnich | Posted 02.12.2017 | Education
Chris Minnich

Between the school bells, Nathan Gibbs-Bowling teaches social studies in Tacoma, Washington. When he's not in class, the 2016 Washington Teacher of ...

The Real Team Working for Your Child

Chris Minnich | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Chris Minnich

We entrust teachers with our most precious asset, and the challenges they face daily would stretch anyone's emotional and physical capacity.

Rebecca Klein

Now Is The Time To Go Into Education 'If You Want To Make A Difference,' Says Teacher Of The Year | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2015 | Politics

The 2015 National Teacher of the Year said she thinks now is a great time to into education, even though she acknowledged many challenges educators to...

Teaching Students, Not Subjects: Why We Need a Deeper Learning Approach

Sean McComb | Posted 11.25.2014 | Education
Sean McComb

Our investment in deeper learning for our children returns to students the preparation that the future demands and the education that they deserve.

All Hands on Deck for Community Schools

Martin J. Blank | Posted 08.10.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

At a time when some education reformers argue that only high test scores matter, the rise of the community school movement offers a crucial counterpoint.

Joy Resmovits

Jill Biden Honors National Teacher Of The Year Finalists At D.C. Reception | Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education

Rebecca Mieliwocki, a 7th-grade English teacher in California's Luther Burbank Middle School, got an exciting message in early March: She had been cho...

Who Is Michelle Shearer? A Look At The Teacher Of The Year

Posted 07.05.2011 | Education

On Tuesday, May 4, Michelle Shearer stood beside President Obama in front of the White House to accept her award as the 61st National Teacher of the Y...