General Teacher Issues
- Most Philly teachers say they want students physically back in class every other week
- > Jun 30, 7:19 AM: When Philadelphia schools reopen, students should only physically attend on staggered weeks, most city teachers said in a new survey, and the School District needs to hire hundreds more cleaners to adequately scrub and sanitize
- Teachers in Fairfax revolt against fall plans, refusing to teach in-person
- > Jun 29, 8:26 AM: A day after one of the nation’s largest school systems announced its proposal for fall learning, teachers within Fairfax County Public Schools rose in revolt and refused to teach in-person, as the plan demands, until officials
- 2,000 Educators Received Layoff Notices, Mass. Teachers Union Says
- > Jun 24, 7:57 AM: In 47 school districts where staff are represented by the Massachusetts Teachers Association, layoff and non-renewal notices were sent recently to more than 2,000 teachers and education support professionals, the union announced
- Hundreds of Rhode Island teachers face layoffs as districts grapple with the coronavirus fallout
- > Jun 2, 7:23 AM: Hundreds of public school teachers across Rhode Island are facing layoffs as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to wreak havoc on state and local budgets, and state leaders are offering few clues on how much aid districts should
- Teachers will get credit for remote learning transition, clock hours will count toward license
The Illinois Education Association (IEA) recently announced in a video on Facebook that teachers and paraprofessionals can earn Professional Development clock hours for time spent transitioning from in-person learning to remote >
May 13, 7:58 AM:
- A looming issue for schools: Teachers with health worries who can’t or won’t go back
- May 11, 8:35 AM: That leaves school districts to grapple with a big problem on the horizon: what to do if buildings are open, but many teachers and staffers don’t feel safe coming in.
- Opinion: How the Gates Foundation could play a positive role
- > May 8, 8:44 AM: We are blessed in New York State with some of the most brilliant, committed and heroic educators and school support staff in the world, some of whom have literally laid down their lives during the pandemic to serve our children.
- D.C. needs hundreds of teachers for next school year. Enter: The virtual job fair.
- May 4, 7:32 AM: The District’s public school system still needs to fill 450 teaching positions before the start of the next academic year. The city’s 63 charter operators also have hundreds of job vacancies at their schools.
- Teacher retention remains a challenge under receivership in Holyoke
- > Apr 30, 8:08 AM: Teacher turnover has been a significant issue raised by opponents of the state’s takeover of Holyoke Public Schools ever since Holyoke went into state receivership in 2015. And it is a problem that even receivership’s supporters
- Philly teachers are being asked to donate their stimulus checks to the needy, including some colleag
- Apr 15, 8:34 AM: With steady paychecks and the ability to work from home, teachers are among the workers likely to fare better during the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic downturn.
- Madison School District takes back child care requirement, still asks staff to plan ahead
Following strong opposition from staff and Madison Teachers Inc., the Madison Metropolitan School District has softened language that previously required staff working remotely during the COVID-19 closings to secure child care. >
Mar 30, 6:22 AM:
- Letter: LAUSD teachers are adapting heroically. They deserve our support
- > Mar 26, 7:56 AM: Although your print headline says “schools” may not be doing a good job educating students online -- and further reading reveals a scantly researched, hardly representative look at an issue that seems to be less about teaching and
- Billings high school seniors can shave a year off their college teaching degrees at MSUB
- Mar 9, 8:49 AM: Montana State University Billings and School District 2 announced a program in which high school seniors can begin college coursework for an education degree, putting them on track to graduate in three years from MSUB.
- Virginia public school teachers poised to gain collective bargaining rights
- Feb 19, 8:32 AM: Teachers in Virginia may soon gain the right to collectively bargain with the public school systems that employ them — signaling a historic shift for the state and a major victory for labor advocates nationwide.
- Opinion: Michigan’s public schools face educator shortage crisis
- > Feb 19, 6:31 AM: According to the U.S. Department of Education, Michigan has experienced a 70.7% decline in enrollment in teacher-education programs in the last decade. The only state with a worse decline in students studying to become teachers is
- Public education rally calls for increased public school funding and teacher pay, less funding for c
- > Feb 18, 7:33 AM: About 80 teachers, students and education advocates from across the state attended the event, a significant decrease from the 15,000 teachers and other supporters who came out for the Red for Ed Action Day at the Capitol building
- Indiana sees a 50 percent decrease in future teachers
- > Jan 30, 6:54 AM: The number of Indiana students who want to become teachers is half of what it was 10 years ago. That's according to the Center for American Progress. It found students entering teacher preparation programs dropped by a third
- State eyes plan to improve diversity among teachers
- > Jan 28, 6:21 AM: For more than two decades, the exams Massachusetts teachers and administrators must take to secure their professional licenses have been marred by gaping racial disparities in pass rates, driving a disproportionate share of
- Column: What’s wrong with the SC ‘Teacher Bill of Rights’
- Jan 27, 6:24 AM: The pay isn’t great, but the main reason South Carolina is hemorrhaging teachers is that they don’t get the respect that most of them deserve.
- Opinion: Hey, Gov. Ducey, vouchers and charters don’t win Arizona education. Teachers do
- Jan 20, 8:10 AM: During his State of the State address, Gov. Doug Ducey spoke a lot about school choice, open enrollment, charter schools and vouchers.
General Teacher Issues