Duncan urges wide-ranging appreciation of teachers

05/7/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education

To truly honor and thank teachers, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan suggests a more substantive approach to Teacher Appreciation Week. In this blog post, Duncan challenges all adults in the education system to better support teachers during a time of tremendous change in the profession, spurred in part by the Common Core State Standards and other reforms. He also suggests easing the transition by finding opportunities for teachers to take the lead, celebrating examples of best practices and improving professional development.

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