The Department of Education is launching the RESPECT Project which will aid the Obama Administration’s $5 billion competitive program. RESPECT stands for Recognizing Educational Success, Professional Excellence and Collaborative Teaching and will aid teachers in gaining respect, in learning to not teach to the test, and to bring back creativity and passion into the classroom. The $5 billion competitive program basically encourages EVERYONE involved in education to work together (is that a nod to the golden rule?). Learn more about both initiatives from the Department of Education’s press release. Note the related resources box to the right of the release.