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Teacher Appreciation

Pre-School Teachers Should Be Paid Much, Much, More

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.07.2015 | Politics

Preschool is important. But those tasked with educating the nation's littlest learners are not well-compensated for their efforts.  A new report...

More Proof That American Teachers Are Underpaid And Deserve More Respect

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics

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Parent's Hilarious Teacher Appreciation Gift Gets Right To The Point

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents

Teachers are saints. They provide an invaluable service to parents as they guide and care for their students during some of the longest hours of the d...

A Letter to My Son's First Teacher

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.13.2015 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I assure you, this letter is not filled with requests. I will not ask you to love my child, to care for him, and treat him like your own. I will not ask you to understand his uniqueness and appreciate his strengths. I will not ask you to guide him, challenge him, or encourage his independence.

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

A Memo To States: This Is How You Create A Teacher Shortage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics

It's back-to-school time in Kansas, and kids are starting to trickle back into school hallways. But when these students arrive at their classrooms, th...

Teachers May Be Staying In The Classroom Longer Than Expected, Says Study

ed | John Fensterwald | Posted 07.21.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was ...

For My Son's Teachers -- Thanks for the Sanity!

Emily Crocker Skyrm | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Emily Crocker Skyrm

As the end of the year approaches, I try to keep focused on what is ahead and help my son to do the same. But when he tells me he's scared about next year and that he doesn't want to go... I can't say I blame him.

An End Of Year Deal for Teachers

Sonya Spillmann | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Sonya Spillmann

Here in Virginia, we are in school for three more weeks. THREE. MORE. WEEKS. (Even though most of us parents were done about a week and a half ago, if not more.)

Surprising "Ms. Sunshine"

TNTP | Posted 06.04.2015 | Education

Last week, we made a big deal over four superb teachers. We rounded up reporters, mayors, school leaders, family members and many more to surprise them in their classrooms. I had the great honor of presenting the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice to one of those great teachers, Stephanie Sun.

Thank And Remember A Teacher

Deanna Lee | Posted 05.11.2015 | Education
Deanna Lee

Now, I'm saluting Frances Myers, the teacher that made the difference for me, in the hopes that her granddaughters, my daughter and anyone who's a student, will appreciate all that the best of our teachers do for us.

This Movie Theater PSA Is Inspiring Kids To Become Teachers

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact

A public service announcement encouraging young people to become teachers has been playing in hundreds of movie theaters around the country in recogni...

Excuses ‘R' Us Is Closed For Business

Anna McGrady | Posted 05.08.2015 | Education
Anna McGrady

Anyone who thinks that music classes are not as challenging as academic classes has never sat in one of her classes.

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...

Thanking the Heroes of My Son's Childhood, His Teachers

Carissa K | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Carissa K

While I'm certainly proud of the person my son is and even more proud of the person he is on his way to becoming, my husband and I can't take all of the credit.

Dear Teachers: Thank You for What You Did

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.13.2015 | Education
Rachel Toalson

I hope all students everywhere, and most especially my sons, are gifted with phenomenal teachers like you, who will always be remembered as one who believed. What noble work you do, teachers. Thank you.

Providing a Powerful Way for People to Show Their Gratitude

MeiMei Fox | Posted 05.05.2015 | Small Business
MeiMei Fox

How do you show gratitude for the favorite people in your life? A Hallmark card is generic, but it can be challenging to come up with something more original. Saying "I love you" is great, but how often do we really share the reasons why someone matters so much to us?

Teacher of My Heart

Laura Davis Smith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Laura Davis Smith

I came from a very poor family, on public assistance, and family life was exceedingly dysfunctional. I started 4th grade a day late. I walked into a class full of children I did not know, but it did not matter -- school was my safe place. And Mrs. Harrison was my shelter.

9 Quotes From Students And Parents On Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.11.2015 | Good News

One class led by one educator has the power to change the lives of students and families forever. In light of Teacher Appreciation Day, we are hon...

'The Moment Gratitude Changed My Perspective In The Classroom'

Owen Griffith | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Owen Griffith

I have experienced many moments of gratitude that have changed my life. Yet as I reflect on these moments, one stands out: a moment in the classroom that changed the way I look at my "problems."

To My Teachers, Thank You

McKenna Bulkley | Posted 05.05.2015 | College
McKenna Bulkley

It may sound cheesy, but I am who I am today because of awesome (and some not-so-awesome) teachers. My second-grade teacher taught me how to be excited about learning. My high school journalism teacher taught me more than I could ever write in a blog post.

Keeping Great Teachers, With a Personal Touch

TNTP | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education

Rachael Brown is the Manager of Teacher Retention and Recognition at District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS). Last year, Rachael's team started sending personal emails to highly effective DCPS teachers in order to acknowledge them and encourage them to stay.

The Teacher Who Helped Me Like Science

Meredith Noland | Posted 05.05.2015 | Teen
Meredith Noland

Science has always been one of my weakest areas in school until this year. Mrs. Pettijohn changed that for me. Mrs. Pettijohn teaches in a way in which you hang on to her every word, or at least I do.

A Terribly Great Influence

Melissa Wyas | Posted 05.04.2015 | Teen
Melissa Wyas

My first day of Yearbook Production class, Mr. Matthew Schott told my class something that has stuck with me since: the beginning stages of anything you do will suck. Yes, he said that on the very first day.

Most Americans Think Public School Teachers Are Underappreciated And Underpaid

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Most Americans agree that public school teachers should get paid more money and treated with more respect, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. ...