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    Teacher of the Year Award

    President Obama honored the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes of Connecticut. State Teachers of the Year and Education Secretary John King were in attendance.

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    Newsmakers with Lily Eskelsen Garcia

    Lily Eskelsen Garcia, the president of the largest teachers union, talked about major education issues including the re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind law, testing and…

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    Bullying Prevention Summit, Supportive School Discipline

    Panelists discussed the issues of school discipline for bullies and what teachers should do when they observe bullying. “Supportive School Discipline” was the fifth and closing plenary session of the…

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    The Role of the Social Worker

    Steve Perry delivered an address on the power of social workers to effect change and improve lives in minority and impoverished communities. Topics included improving the interactions between social…

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    Education Priorities

    President Obama spoke to reporters before a luncheon meeting with some teachers at the White House to discuss the administration’s education priorities. The “Excellent Educators for All…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan opened the White House daily briefing to talk about the Obama administration’s “Excellent Educators for All Initiative.” Afterward, Josh Earnest briefed reporters and…

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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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    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 be a…

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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 and that…

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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 included the strained…

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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 restart…

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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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    Public School Teacher Pay

    Andrew Biggs talked about public school teacher pay, specifically his work on a new Heritage Foundation-American Enterprise Institution joint study of public school teacher compensation.…

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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 education and…

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    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 Teach for America…

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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 responded to…

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    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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    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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    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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