We are always looking out for fresh ideas on how to celebrate teachers. Elevating the teaching profession to "rockstar status" is embedded in our mission. We know that teaching can be tough and appreciation goes a long way. When rockstar teachers are incentivized to stay in the classroom, and given the tools they need to really live into their calling, kids reap the benefits.
Here are some stories from Teacher Appreciation Week that caught our eye.
TNTP highlighted the need for career paths that honor the talents of our teachers. Read full article
A priority for our teacher recruitment efforts is to make sure that all children see themselves reflected in classroom and campus leadership. HBCU Buzz honored several black educators who went above and beyond, showing how valuable they are to all their students, and especially their students of color. Read full article
We continue to keep an eye, thanks to the Texas Tribune, on the ultimate teacher appreciation gift: school finance reform.