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- Teaching Profession Here Are the Four Finalists for 2021 National Teacher of the YearThe four finalists for the 2021 National Teacher of the Year challenge inequities both in their school communities and on a national level.Teaching Profession After a Stillbirth, This Teacher Was Denied Paid Leave for Recovery. Here's Her StoryA District of Columbia teacher delivered a stillborn baby and was denied paid maternity leave. Her story, told here, is not uncommon.Teaching Profession High Risk for COVID-19 and Forced Back to Class: One Teacher's StoryOne theater teacher in Austin has a serious heart condition and cancer, but was denied the ability to work remotely. Here is her story.Teaching Profession Teachers Can Apply PPE Costs to Their $250 Educator Tax Deduction. Is That Enough?Many teachers were hoping the $250 tax break would be increased for this school year, given other expenses they've had to contend with.Teaching Profession Opinion The 11 Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts of the YearHere are this year's most popular columns.Teaching Profession Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Penalized Unfairly on Observations, Study SaysThe study found that Black teachers were disproportionately given lower classroom observation scores due to factors beyond their control.Teaching Profession Opinion Biden's Victory Will Complicate Union Resistance to School ReopeningIf Biden says kids should be back in school, unions can no longer insist school reopening is just a Trumpian rush back to business as usual.Teaching Profession How Teachers' Unions Are Influencing Decisions on School ReopeningsWith coronavirus cases surging, labor groups are often pushing for a conservative approach to getting teachers and kids back in buildings.