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This District Has No Money, So Teachers Are Working Without Pay

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

When teachers at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania return to their jobs Wednesday for the first day of school, they will not be makin...

Photographer Blends Cartoons And Celebrities Into Every Day Scenes To Spice Up Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

Is that Patrick Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame??  This photographer sure makes it seem like it. A photo posted by @francoisdo...

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

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.

14 Reasons Why People Cannot or Will Not Delegate Responsibilities

Matthew Dicks | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Matthew Dicks

I am a delegation junkie. Whenever possible, I assign tasks and responsibilities originally assigned to me onto others. In no place does this happen more than my classroom. If you ask my former students, they will tell you that as a teacher, my goal is to do nothing.

Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year Calls for Action

Jeremy Charneco-Sullivan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Jeremy Charneco-Sullivan

On June 1, 2015, I experienced one of the most powerful moments of my life when I joined Jackie Swindell, Parker Davidson, and Awreon Riley at the GLSEN Respect Awards to accept the award for GSA of the Year. We decided to use that opportunity to call attention to the lack of LGBTQ anti-bullying policies in America's schools and to remind everyone that the battle for respect and equality is far from over in the middle of our country. Here is the transcript of that speech. Read the words and know that they come from the hearts of two educators and two students who desire to see a public school system where all students are celebrated for being exactly who they are.

Surviving the Summer

Beth Whitley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Today is day 3, and we're doing alright. Yesterday we had 14 children round to play all morning, and another 3 in the afternoon - filling our home with those truly amusing humans Hannah loves and creating a chaotic normality indeed!

This One Is for the Teachers

Lindsay Henry | Posted 06.11.2015 | Education
Lindsay Henry

A time where we focus our eyes and spotlights and applause on the students who successfully pushed through the exams, the essays, the sports games, the drama, to walk across a stage and receive that diploma. To graduate.

A Tale of Two Teachers

Maureen Costello | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Maureen Costello

The two most important days of school might well be the first and the last. On the first day, teachers work hard to set expectations, start routines and establish a certain tone.

What I Wish I Could Write In My Students' Yearbooks

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Kristy L. Moore

How can I summarize, Student, everything you have meant to me over the past eight months in just one little yearbook blurb? I have put so much energy into you -- into being able to teach you to the best of my ability. Yes, I will sign your yearbook. And I will never forget you.

A Teacher's Last Day of School

Amber Kane | Posted 06.06.2015 | Education
Amber Kane

Today I have to talk about goodbyes. I hate goodbyes, I'm not really sure who likes them, but more than goodbyes, I hate being vulnerable, and lately, tears seem to just come springing out of my eyes, with little warning.

Teacher Lets 9-Year-Old Student Shave Her Hair After Boy Was Bullied For His Haircut

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News

This teacher's mix of spontaneity and compassion deserves an A+. Tori Nelson, a teacher at Winlock Elementary School in Washington, found Matthew F...

Quitting the "Quitting the Field" Story: Saying Good-bye to the "Former Teacher" Title

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Abby Rosmarin

As I was cleaning out my guest bedroom, I came across two sets of glossy photos. Both are of me, taken at chest height and against a standard blue background. They're a little worse for wear - one has a circular dent in it - and both have accumulated a considerable amount of dust.

Blessed With The Best

Scarlett Kajala | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Scarlett Kajala

She is a gift to every student blessed with the opportunity to be in her class. I will be eternally grateful that my son was privileged enough to have such an extraordinary role model in his life.

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.

A Thank You to Kelly, An Amazing Educator, For Changing My Life

Amanda Barnard | Posted 05.05.2015 | Education
Amanda Barnard

Kelly is the type of educator who calls attention to the aspects of society most people would like to pretend do not exist; the type of educator who cares deeply for her students and their success. Kelly is the type of educator who changes the world, student by student.

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 Gay 6-Year-Old's Thank You To His First Grade Teacher, 20 Years Later

Marcos Saldivar | Posted 05.06.2015 | Education
Marcos Saldivar

I firmly believe that without Lisa, the negative education statistics that plague Latino communities would have become my sobering reality. Instead, Lisa was one of the first people who recognized my potential and instilled in me a passion for learning.

The Teacher Is You

Ellen Rennard | Posted 05.04.2015 | Education
Ellen Rennard

At the end of every period, he read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn out loud -- so that by the end of the year, we'd heard the whole book. Of all the books I've read (lots), Huck is still my favorite because I can still hear him reading it.

The Wonderful School

Liz Madans | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Liz Madans

Yes, every classroom is different, and every school is different. It is like chasing a tigertail, trying to pin down what is wrong today. But at their heart, doesn't every school want to be a wonderful school?

Astoria Characters: The Editor of Eating

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.27.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Picky. It's not a word that Stacey Ornstein usually uses, but it's one that makes her plate too full.

Man Sends His Former Teacher $10,000 Check, You Know, Just To Tell Her She Rocks

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

Decades after graduating high school, a man gave back to a teacher who left a big impression on him. Almost forty years after she began teaching, ...

15 Illinois School Districts With the Top-Paid Administrators and Teachers

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.03.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Education in Illinois comes under much scrutiny. But in order to propose effective ideas to make the system better, Illinoisans should know what the current system looks like.

Why 'Your Child Is Not As Gifted As You Think' Is the Worst Thing a Teacher Can Say

Matthew Dicks | Posted 05.31.2015 | Education
Matthew Dicks

This is not to say that I haven't heard this sentiment expressed many times in my 17 years as a teacher. But whenever I hear a teacher express this idea, I push back immediately, and I push back hard, for three reasons.

Formerly Homeless Teacher And Mom Of 3 Gets House Thanks To Internet Donations

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.25.2015 | Good News

A once-homeless teacher in San Francisco is now enjoying a roof over her family's head, thanks to the incredible support of the online community. L...

Dear Teacher

Shanell Mouland | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

Do you know how many doctors' appointments and autism therapy sessions she has sat through, watching everyone in the room fawn and flitter around her sister, Kate?