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It’s Almost Time for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7

It’s Almost Time for Teacher Appreciation Week, May 3-7 Written and reported by:Stephanie BehringContributing Writer In 1953, former first lady and activist Eleanor Roosevelt floated the idea to Congress of an official day of recognition for teachers. While the idea wasn’t acted upon then, it gained traction over the next few decades, gathering the support …Read more

6 of the Best Movies About Teachers

6 of the Best Movies About Teachers by All Star Staff Teaching degrees give teachers the expertise and knowledge to be successful in the classroom. Many teachers follow standard practices, providing a typical educational experience to their students. But if you examine the outstanding teachers in your own life, you’ll probably find people who defied …Read more

How to Survive-and Thrive-During Teacher Layoffs

How to Survive-and Thrive-During Teacher Layoffs by All Star Staff Tough economic times inevitably translate to budget cuts. And when states tighten their belts, it often means public schools-and teachers-bear a large share of the burden. Needless to say, news about teacher layoffs worries communities across the country, causing stress for experienced and prospective teachers …Read more

How the National Teacher Shortage Affects the Job Market

How the National Teacher Shortage Affects the Job Market by All Star Staff Across the country, severe teacher shortages, especially in small towns and urban areas, mean trouble for some schools districts. Teachers with emergency or out-of-field credentials are commonplace in schools due to the national teacher shortage. In some areas, many public school teachers …Read more