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#FindEdToday - National Response to Find Missing Long Island Man in California

Photo:Ed Cavanaugh Thirteen days ago, Long Island native, Ed Cavanaugh, went missing while riding his motorbike alone through the El Dorado National Forest near Placerville, California. Ed must be found. He is a beloved teacher and avid outdoors man, and he shares The Advice Project's passion for teaching at-risk youth. Show More Summary

'I'm here to support you both': What one mom wants to tell her son's new teacher

Though "it's so hard these days to know what a 'good' parent looks like," this mom's trying her best.

How to slash the cost of child care while raising workers’ wage to $15/hour

As the Fight for 15 movement keeps collecting wins, the “Make it Work” coalition is pushing to raise the wages of child care workers and preschool teachers next — while simultaneously reducing the skyrocketing costs of child care for families. At The Nation, Michelle Chen reports on their proposal: The campaign, launched this week by the […]

AFT’s Florida Follies

This week the American Federation of Teachers took what it called a “rarely exercised” action by assuming control of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association (OCCTA). Although, by the union’s own account, this has happened four times in the last seven years, which seems fairly frequent to me. Additionally, AFT officials admit there was no […]

Back-to-School Shopping on a Budget

It’s that time of year again! As a kid, you looked forward to going back to school; new classes and teachers, reuniting with old friends and most importantly, new clothes and supplies. Now as a parent, going back to school takes on a whole new meaning when you are paying for everything. In fact, according […]

Charts: Time To Rethink [Teacher] Licensing?

"Today, more than a quarter of American workers need a license to do their job, representing a fivefold increase relative to the 1950s," according to this recent Vox article. That's no surprise to anyone in education. We take licensing for granted. Show More Summary

Indian teachers kidnapped in Libya

India's foreign minister posted on Twitter that two of the four men abducted near Sirte had been released.

Morning Video: "TeacherCenter" Isn't Even Key & Peele's Best Education Sketch

TeacherCenter, the Key & Peele parody in which teachers are the subject of a SportsCenter-style show makes the obvious point that our society treats pro athletes much better than it does classroom teachers, delightfully imagining what it'd be like if things were very, very different. Show More Summary

AM News: State Test Score Results, Teachers vs. Nurses, College Board Cave

Minn. student test scores show little change despite vow to improve Star Tribune: In reading, nearly 60 percent of students mastered state standards, compared with 59 percent in 2014. In math, 60 percent of students met math standards, down from nearly 62 percent in 2014. Show More Summary

Bringing Ballet To Farms In (Where Else?) Vermont

5 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“[Charles] Pregger, a ballet teacher, said Farm to Ballet was born after he led outdoor classes at Oakledge Park in Burlington. He saw that alfresco ballet was possible and joked that he’d like to do something like a flash-mob-styled performance halfway up Mount Philo. That lighthearted thought became a more meaningful and concrete plan to […]

D.C. museum caught between the Bill Cosby scandal and hosting his family's art trove

9 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

A year ago, Tracey Jones, a Baltimore teacher leading a field trip to the National Museum of African Art, might have lingered at the large quilt showing images of Bill Cosby, holding him up to her mostly African American students as a role model. Growing up, she says, she "wanted the Cosby family."

10 Things We Can Learn From Our Dogs That Will Make Us Happier and Healthier Humans

They are amazing teachers. They listen, emphasize, and don’t raise eyebrows or complain when you shop. Here are 10 lessons from dogs that will make you a happier and healthier person.

Long Island native missing for two weeks in California park

17 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

A teacher dedicated to making sure his students understand the values of the outdoors has been missing in the California wilderness for nearly two weeks.

GOP wrecking ball swings at teachers, again

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Why should we care about your health after you've retired? In a meeting Wednesday where House lawmakers discussed key differences between the two chambers’ 2015-17 budget proposals, Rep. Gary Pendleton (R-Raleigh) said he was all for...Show More Summary

Key and Peele’s Insane Video About Teachers Will Make You Laugh-Cry

Post by Adriana Velez. Are you excited about your kids' SCHOOL?!? The talented teachers! The thrilling teachable moments! It's so exciting! Imagine a new program that gives us the play-by-plays and coverage parents are hungry for: Key...Show More Summary

How Are You Upgrading Your World?

Two year-old Thi Ly participates in Save the Children's early childhood education programming in Vietnam. Photo by Jordan Hay for Save the Children. Sung Thi Kim is a 29-year old preschool teacher in the Nam Lu Commune, a remote farming village in Vietnam. Show More Summary

Key & Peele: TeachingCenter

If you had to choose between losing all of the world’s sports or all teachers, which would you pick? Key & Peele’s (and BMW’s?) satirical SportsCenter for teachers skit reminds us that we value rarity way more than utility.

from Bill Ayers

Original here. An appreciation of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates July 29, 2015 William Ayers Last year my students—Chicago teachers and teachers-to-be, educators from a range of backgrounds and experiences and orientations—all read The Beautiful Struggle. Show More Summary

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