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School Supply Truck Delivers Pencil and Papers to Teachers in Need – Education Article

In Baltimore City, a volunteer-supported school supply truck can often be seen making its colorful rounds through the city. Since 2018, the Baltimore City Supply Mobile has circulated between city schools to deliver pencils, paper, notebooks, and more to the teachers and students who need them. This genius program was started by who else? A classroom teacher. Melissa Badeker taught for Baltimore City Schools from 2007-2012. When she quit, she had nowhere to donate her leftover classroom supplies. So she…

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The Truth About Teacher Overtime – Education Article

As teachers, we hear the comments every year.  “It must be nice having summers off.”  “I wish I had teacher hours.”  “Being a teacher is like working part time.”  Of course, none of these are true. Most teachers are signing contracts for 180 days of work every year, so at first glance, it might look like it’s a sweet summers-off gig. But nearly all teachers (including me) will confirm that they work a lot, LOT more—and we are not paid…

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Teach Current Events by Double-Dipping Lessons – Education Article

By Dina Strasser If you grew up in the 70’s like me in a fairly rural neighborhood with a singular Tastee-Freeze or Dairy Queen, you’ll know that one of their most scrumptious offerings to a kid was the double dip – usually cherry and chocolate for me. This was where a soft serve ice cream cone was deftly swirled into two separate vats of quick-hardening candy shell liquid, one after the other, and handed to you with a flourish and…

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Top Teacher Stories of the Week – Education Article

Every Friday, the WeAreTeachers editors share our favorite finds and news from the week, from the top teacher stories to must-use discounts and the latest and greatest memes. It gets better: if you sign up for our newsletter, you’ll get these picks before everyone else. 1. Teachers ready to strike in Los Angeles, Denver 30,000 teachers in Los Angeles may walk out as soon as next week; Denver teachers may walk out at the end of the month. 2. The…

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