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  1. education
    After a Weeklong Strike, Los Angeles Teachers May Have a DealMembers of the United Teachers of Los Angeles still have to vote on the deal, but it sounds like a victory for striking educators.
  2. kentucky
    Kentucky Governor Calls Special Session to Go After Teacher Pensions AgainThe state Supreme Court shot down cuts to public employee pensions, so Matt Bevin is pursuing his unpopular “reforms” in the worst possible way.
  3. education
    Chicago Teachers Clear Path for Nation’s First Charter-School StrikeFollowing a wave of teacher protests earlier this year, Acero Charter Schools educators voted to authorize a potentially groundbreaking strike.
  4. politics
    Walkouts Led to Big Wins for Red-State Teachers. Why Are They Still Struggling?Despite winning raises in Arizona, Oklahoma, and West Virginia, teachers are still being squeezed — and they’re willing to fight for more.
  5. in my experience
    I’m a Teacher in a Red State. The Teachers’ Strike Turned My Ballot Blue.I was a lifelong Republican. After seeing how little “trickled down” to my classroom and joining the Oklahoma walkout, I started voting for Democrats.
  6. Red-State Teacher Unrest Just Keeps SpreadingThe wave of protests and strikes isn’t just about pay, but about GOP tax-cut-driven starvation of education spending.
  7. lgbtq rights
    This Teacher Was Suspended for Discussing Her Sexual Orientation in ClassHer attorney said that she just referred to her wife in front of students.
  8. gun control
    This Lawmaker Is Against Arming Teachers Because They’re ‘Ladies’“We don’t need to have a lady teacher in a school that’s got a firearm.”
  9. power
    The Uprising of Women in Red States Is Just BeginningFrom the teachers’ strikes in West Virginia to Oklahoma and beyond, working-class women have always known what it takes to fight back.
  10. Kentucky Teachers Fighting Pension CutsKentucky Republicans are trying to cut teacher pension benefits to fund what’s left. Teachers are fighting this change, and at the moment, winning.
  11. Seth Meyers Takes “A Closer Look” at the West Virginia Teachers’ StrikeThere’s a lot happening in the news right now, but thankfully, during last night’s Late Night Seth Meyers devoted some time to an important […]
  12. arm me with
    This Is How Teachers Want to Be ArmedAccording to the new social-media movement among educators, “#ArmMeWith.”
  13. stoneman shooting
    What It’s Like Being a Teacher During a School ShootingTwo Sandy Hook teachers look back on how they survived, and what came after.
  14. stoneman shooting
    These Are the Heroes of the Florida School ShootingThe teachers, janitors, and coaches who saved students during the Wednesday shooting.
  15. An Actual Bad Teacher Explains Why ‘Bad Teacher’ Is the Truest Teaching […]Though it pulled in over $200 million on a $20 million budget, Jake Kasdan’s raunchy 2011 comedy Bad Teacher is nobody’s idea of a masterpiece. […]
  16. offensive things
    Texas Middle-School Teachers Give Girl ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ AwardOnly one day after the Manchester terrorist attack.
  17. Meeting One of Andy Kaufman’s Earliest MentorsA beloved teacher of Andy’s whose role, however small, seems significant, and whose encouragement helped to set him on a path to his artistic destiny.
  18. How ‘Teachers’ Finds the Fun in a Sometimes Thankless Job Watch out, the Katydids are on the scene. Six improvisors from Chicago, all with names derived from Katherine (Caitlin Barlow, Katy Colloton, […]
  19. look book
    The History Teacher Who Sings About the Election With His Students“I grabbed a guitar from the music room, put the lyrics on the board, and we began by singing ‘This Land Is Your Land.’ “
  20. racism
    Bias Against Black Kids Starts With Preschool TeachersThe findings of a new study show how deeply rooted racism may be.
  21. Watching This Teacher Sing to Her Class Is Giving Me Secondhand Embarrassment“Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but I’m your teacher, so listen maybe.”
  22. teaching moments
    Teacher Suspended for Teaching Lonely IslandPlease use “nautical-themed pashmina afghan” in a sentence.
  23. rest in purple
    A Teen Filmed His Teacher’s Reaction to Prince’s Death and It’s So SadDo teens know who Prince is?
  24. TV Land Renews The Katydids’ ‘Teachers’ for a Second SeasonTV Land’s freshman comedy Teachers just got renewed for another season. According to TV Line, the network has officially picked up the series […]
  25. With ‘Those Who Can’t’ and ‘Teachers’, Two New Classroom Sitcoms Fall Short The classroom is a sitcom setting that is never utilized as well as it could be. There are countless tween and teen shows that use classrooms […]
  26. How The Katydids Turned an Improv Group Into the New Sitcom ‘Teachers’If you’ve had a chance to watch the pilot episode of Teachers, the new comedy coming to TV Land on January 13th, then you know what a treat […]
  27. N.J. Teacher Sacked for Mocking Student’s NameOn social media.
  28. teachers
    Darren Aronofsky Put His Seventh-Grade Teacher in NoahShe encouraged him to write a poem about Noah.
  29. New Jersey Gym Teachers Fired for Locker-Room RacismGood.
  30. teachers
    Taylor Swift Opens a $4 Million Education CenterWhat will be taught at the School of Swift? 
  31. Bringing Heroin to Jury Duty Not a Fireable Offense for TeacherFiring is “excessive and shocking to this court’s sense of fairness.”
  32. Bronx Teacher Allegedly Called Student a ‘Negro’They didn’t understand a word she said.
  33. Dream Teacher Suspended for Giving Kids All A’sThe kids were probably fine with it.
  34. very sad things
    Teachers and Mothers: Our Real Heroes After TragedyIn the wake of Newtown, simply nurturing children still doesn’t earn the wealth, privilege, or respect it deserves.
  35. Chicago Teachers Go on Strike, City Tries to Occupy 350,000 KidsHours of “independent reading or writing” isn’t going to cut it.
  36. Accused Perverts Still Teaching in NYCThe Department of Education has a hard time firing teachers for allegedly being gross.
  37. Mediavore
    Fire Causes Major Chocolate Meltdown in Western PA; American Chinese FoodPlus: Goat finally gets its national moments; and Stevia’s California’s new squeaky-green cash crop, all in our morning news roundup.
  38. Alabama State Senator Wants to Keep Teachers Poor, for the ChildrenHe has a really good (read: terrible) reason for this. 
  39. Teacher Fails at Forging Jury Duty LetterA veteran Manhattan educator is being forced to resign after doing a sloppy job.
  40. youtube
    Watch a Teacher Brilliantly Utilize YouTube for a LessonTo illustrate a Thanksgiving-related lesson, Mathew Weather one-upped the video that initially made him a YouTube sensation using the very same platform.
  41. NYC Prep School Fires History Teacher for Mysterious Racial JokeHe blames his South African sarcasm.
  42. Rubber-Room Teachers Can Pay Their Way Back Into the Classroom$7,500 and poof, they’re back.
  43. school daze
    Michelle Rhee: Fine, Investigate Sketchy Test Results From My TenureSee if she cares.
  44. City Unveils List of 4,600 Teachers to Be Cut If Albany Doesn’t Change ‘Last In, First Out’Naturally, the cuts would affect poor neighborhoods first.
  45. Sexy ‘Naked’ Lady Teachers Sue City for $2 MillionThey may be sexy, but they were NOT having sex when that janitor walked in on them.
  46. Wisconsin Teachers Will Return to WorkWisconsin students totally bummed.
  47. Bloomberg Pushes to End ‘Last In, First Out’ for Teachers, But Cuomo ResistsThere may be a compromise in the works.
  48. Joel Klein Thinks Up to 10 Percent of Educators Are IncompetentBut can never get fired.
  49. Cathie Black Takes on Teacher TenureWow, going after the golden goose so soon?
  50. ‘I’m Not a Gynecologist, But I’ll Take a Look Inside’Teachers should not be Facebook friends with students. This is why.
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