Calling all teachers (especially in the Washington area):

Are you planning to work at a summer job when school gets out for the year, because your salary doesn’t pay the bills?

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Are you taking an amazing trip, either for sheer pleasure or for work-related reason?

Are you finding ways to re-introduce yourself to your spouse and children? Or, rather, to the pool and blender drinks that can make summer so special?

My colleague Steve Hendrix wants to hear from teachers about their summer plans. We know the range of activities is huge, and almost always includes lots that you will take back into the classroom.

Whether your plans are exotic or exhausting, please take a moment to briefly describe them to him — and tell him what summer means to you.

You can send any response to Steve Hendrix at

Thanks — and have a great summer!