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  1. labor
    Little Rock Teachers Refuse to Relive the Bad Old DaysDecades after the school district integrated, a state proposal threatens progress.
  2. politics
    Matt Bevin Was Unpopular Because of His PoliciesMatt Bevin was a uniquely unpopular governor. It’s important to understand why.
  3. education
    West Virginia Republicans Are Still Trying to Punish Striking TeachersWest Virginia teachers demonstrated again on Monday as GOP lawmakers pushed school choice and penalties for striking teachers after recent walkouts.
  4. california
    Teacher Battling Breast Cancer Forced to Pay For Her SubstituteUnder California law, teachers have to pay for their own replacements while on extended sick leave.
  5. education
    Years of Low Pay Helped Spark the Teacher Strike WaveA new report affirms protesting teachers’ complaints, noting their wages have long been declining and they’re paid less than comparable professionals.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.”
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 […]
  17. arm me with
    This Is How Teachers Want to Be ArmedAccording to the new social-media movement among educators, “#ArmMeWith.”
  18. 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.
  19. stoneman shooting
    These Are the Heroes of the Florida School ShootingThe teachers, janitors, and coaches who saved students during the Wednesday shooting.
  20. 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. […]
  21. offensive things
    Texas Middle-School Teachers Give Girl ‘Most Likely to Become a Terrorist’ AwardOnly one day after the Manchester terrorist attack.
  22. 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.
  23. 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, […]
  24. 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.’ “
  25. racism
    Bias Against Black Kids Starts With Preschool TeachersThe findings of a new study show how deeply rooted racism may be.
  26. select all
    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.”
  27. teaching moments
    Teacher Suspended for Teaching Lonely IslandPlease use “nautical-themed pashmina afghan” in a sentence.
  28. rest in purple
    A Teen Filmed His Teacher’s Reaction to Prince’s Death and It’s So SadDo teens know who Prince is?
  29. 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 […]
  30. 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 […]
  31. 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 […]
  32. Stephen Colbert Is Giving $800,000 to South Carolina Public School TeachersAs if you needed any more proof that Stephen Colbert is an awesome guy with a heart of gold, Daily Kos reports that Colbert has decided to fund […]
  33. bad teacher
    N.J. Teacher Sacked for Mocking Student’s NameOn social media.
  34. ‘Key & Peele’ Bosses Ian Roberts and Jay Martel to Showrun Alison Brie’s […]Ian Roberts and Jay Martel, who have been showrunners on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele since the show began, and now they’re looking to do […]
  35. teachers
    Darren Aronofsky Put His Seventh-Grade Teacher in NoahShe encouraged him to write a poem about Noah.
  36. awful people
    New Jersey Gym Teachers Fired for Locker-Room RacismGood.
  37. teachers
    Taylor Swift Opens a $4 Million Education CenterWhat will be taught at the School of Swift? 
  38. crimes and misdemeanors
    Bringing Heroin to Jury Duty Not a Fireable Offense for TeacherFiring is “excessive and shocking to this court’s sense of fairness.”
  39. bad education
    Bronx Teacher Allegedly Called Student a ‘Negro’They didn’t understand a word she said.
  40. vulture lists
    Community: Vulture Ranks the Greendale FacultyFrom accounting to pottery, from billiards to Spanish, and everything in between.
  41. anderson school
    Dream Teacher Suspended for Giving Kids All A’sThe kids were probably fine with it.
  42. 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.
  43. school's out for forever
    Chicago Teachers Go on Strike, City Tries to Occupy 350,000 KidsHours of “independent reading or writing” isn’t going to cut it.
  44. education
    Accused Perverts Still Teaching in NYCThe Department of Education has a hard time firing teachers for allegedly being gross.
  45. 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.
  46. other states' embarrassments
    Alabama State Senator Wants to Keep Teachers Poor, for the ChildrenHe has a really good (read: terrible) reason for this. 
  47. education
    Teacher Fails at Forging Jury Duty LetterA veteran Manhattan educator is being forced to resign after doing a sloppy job.
  48. 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.
  49. school daze
    NYC Prep School Fires History Teacher for Mysterious Racial JokeHe blames his South African sarcasm.
  50. school daze
    Rubber-Room Teachers Can Pay Their Way Back Into the Classroom$7,500 and poof, they’re back.
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