PBS has just confirmed that Mr. Ratburn, Arthur's no-nonsense-with-a-heart-of-gold teacher, is gay.
To Florida teacher Jonathan Carroll, teaching has become a race to bear arms and earn high test scores. "I didn't sign up for this," he says.
"The policies of the Trump administration have been hateful and I see the painful impact in my students," said "Teacher of the Year" Kelly Holstine of Minnesota.
A high school student in Kentucky says that she was “extremely humiliated” by a teacher who reprimanded her for a set of overalls, which she alleges are within the school’s dress code.
Lauren Miranda, 25, of Mastic Beach, New York, was fired from the South Country Central School District on Wednesday for not being a "role model," according to a $3 million dollar lawsuit from attorney John Ray.
"I called the principal and she had a lot of excuses blaming my son. She said he looked down. There's no way that explains the awful haircut," the mom wrote on Facebook.
A seventh grader was asked to cover up a shirt that teachers found offensive, but the girl's parents say the shirt touts a message of anti-discrimination.
Two middle school students were arrested for allegedly cyberstalking and threatening their teacher through an Instagram account called "Southwood School Shooter."
The teen's guardian claims the incident began when the coach made a joke referencing the boy's late mother.
John Huffman, the superintendent of Sacramento, Calif.-based Victory Christian Schools apologized to parents after a teacher wore blackface for an African history lesson.
Four 12-year-old girls at East Middle School in Binghamton, N.Y., were allegedly strip searched on suspicion of drug possession. The school says the incident doesn't qualify as a strip search.
Smitherman allegedly took the 15-year-old to a local MedCheck, where he was provided an amoxicillin prescription under her son's name.
The principal of an elementary school in Memphis held a mock funeral to motivate teachers to work harder at raising students' grades, but several attendees found it offensive.
A substitute teacher reportedly did the crime to sabotage a child's birthday party hosted by her school principal.
Teacher Amanda Varnum, who was fired from her job at Laurel Hill School in Florida, was accused of sitting on a student's lap and allowing a student to straddle her. She lost her job in March, and now she's lost her teaching certificate.
An Oregon substitute teacher has been dismissed from a high school for making "inappropriate" jokes about sexual abuse, harassment and suicide that hit close to home for students.
The California science teacher, who was reportedly upset after a test went missing earlier in the week, was filmed cutting a student’s hair, prompting others to flee her classroom.