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    2013 National Teacher of the Year Award

    President Obama spoke at the National Teacher of the Year ceremony for 2013 winner Jeff Charbonneau, a high school science teacher from Washington State, and all the State Teachers of the…

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    Future of Teacher Unions

    Joe Williams and Terry Moe argued the future of teachers unions. Mr. Moe said that because of their power teachers unions hinder lawmakers efforts to reform the educational system…

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    Dennis Van Roekel on Chicago Teachers' Strike

    Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, talked about the strike by public school teachers in Chicago and similar problems facing other cities. Topics…

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    Book Discussion on I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

    In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia’s largest high school. The author, who before becoming an actor had wanted to…

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    Chicago Teachers' Strike

    Stephen Sawchuck discussed the strike of public school teachers in Chicago. He talked about the agreement in principle that had been reached in Chicago that would allow schools to…

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    Role of Teachers Unions in Education Reform

    Dennis Van Roekel talked about the role of the teachers union in education reform.

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    The Influence of Teachers: Book Party

    A book launch party was held for John Merrow, author of The Influence of Teachers: Reflections on Teaching and Leadership. In the book he examines the current issues facing American…

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    Teachers and Unions

    RandI Weingarten talked from New York City about the impact of budget cuts on teachers, and how legislative effort to curtail unions' bargaining powers affects teachers. She also…

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    Book Discussion on A Chance to Make History

    Wendy Kopp talked about her book A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn’t in Providing an Excellent Education for All (PublicAffairs, 2011). In her book the founder of…

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    Book Discussion on Conversations with Great Teachers

    Bill Smoot talked about Conversations with Great Teachers, a collection of interviews that he conducted with exceptional teachers (K-12, college, professional courses, military, political…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the firing of 241 teacher firings by the Washington, D.C., school district.

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    Open Phones, Part 2

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the firing of 241 teacher firings by the Washington, D.C., school district.

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    Book Discussion on Whistling Vivaldi

    The provost of Columbia University presents his study of the effects of stereotypes on learning and testing and the state of education in the U.S. He discovers that telling a group what a…

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    Teacher Quality

    Witnesses testified about teacher training programs and evaluation systems. Among the topics they addressed were means of measuring student success, state programs to improve teacher…

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    2010 Teacher of the Year

    At a recognition ceremony for 2010 teacher of the year Sarah Brown, President Obama spoke about the federal response to an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
    His remarks on teacher of the year…

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    Education Initiatives

    President Obama talked about education at an event for the America’s Promise Alliance. He announced $900 million in grants for schools and school districts. Citing a Rhode…

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    Dave Barry and Frank McCourt

    Dave Barry is the author of thirty books and was a syndicated humor columnist for twenty-five years. His latest book, Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far), is a…

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    Teacher Absences

    The Center for American Progress released a report which found that the average teacher is absent 10 days per school year. They extrapolated this number to show that when the average…

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    2008 National Teacher of the Year

    Michael Geisen talked about his 2008 National Teacher of the Year award, as well as how he sees No Child Left Behind impacting his students. Mr. Geisen is a 7th grade science…

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    Book Discussion on The Story of Science

    Joy Hakim talked about her series of science books spoke on the importance of teaching science in schools at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She…

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