Teaching Profession Video 2021 National Teacher of the Year: Special Education Is the 'Heartbeat' of Schools
Juliana Urtubey, an elementary special education teacher in Las Vegas, is the third special educator to receive the national honor in the program's nearly seven-decade history.
Teaching Profession Juliana Urtubey, an Elementary Special Educator, Is the 2021 National Teacher of the Year
Known as Ms. Earth for her work with school gardens, Urtubey is a National Board-certified teacher in Las Vegas.
Teaching Profession Here Are the Four Finalists for 2021 National Teacher of the Year
The four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year challenge inequities both in their school communities and on a national level.
Teaching Profession Tabatha Rosproy Is the First Early Childhood Educator to Be National Teacher of the Year
The first preschool teacher to win the national award in its 68-year history teaches in a local retirement community and nursing home in Winfield, Kan.
Teaching Profession Q&A The Nation's Top Teachers on Self-Care, Student Voice, and What They Would Say to Trump
The four finalists for National Teacher of the Year say their fellow teachers are sharing their stories and their students' stories more than ever, and it's time for policymakers to listen.
Teaching Profession Trump Did Attend Teacher of the Year Ceremony, But Two Honorees Boycotted
Two award-winning teachers boycotted today's White House ceremony honoring the teachers of the year, saying that they wouldn't support an administration whose policies they feel have harmed their immigrant, refugee, and LGBTQ students.
Teaching Profession President Trump Won't Meet With National Teacher of the Year at the White House
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will instead present the award to 2019 Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, according to the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Teaching Profession Rodney Robinson, Who Teaches Civics to Students in Juvenile Detention, Wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year
Robinson said his students, who are all incarcerated, deserve as much of a chance to achieve as other teenagers. "They just made mistakes, and they're paying for mistakes. But America is a country of second chances."
Teaching Profession Video ‘We Shouldn’t Just Stay in Our Classrooms. We’re Teachers’
Mandy Manning has not been shy about advocating for her immigrant and refugee students. When she was awarded the 2018 National Teacher of the Year, she presented President Donald Trump with letters from her students talking about what coming to the U.S. meant to them, but also how his negative rhetoric about immigrants empowers their classmates to say hateful things such as, “go back to your country.” Along with several state teachers of the year, she recently organized a Teach-In in El Paso, Texas, to protest undocumented families from being separated and detained. In an interview with correspondent Kavitha Cardoza, Manning talks about some of the early experiences she had teaching in Armenia and Japan and how feeling like an outsider informs her teaching. She also addresses how students are feeling more empowered (and why that’s not always a good thing) and why she continues to fight this fight.
Teaching Profession Q&A We Must Restore Respect to the Teaching Profession, Nation's Top Teachers Say
The four nationally recognized educators spoke about attracting new talent to the profession and the importance of civics education.
Teaching Profession Opinion 24 Days of Teacher Encouragement: A Quick Way to Lift Up a Colleague
How to make a quick (and meaningful) holiday gift for a new teacher