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Madison School District takes back child care requirement, still asks staff to plan ahead
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Mar 30, 6:22 AM:

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. >

Letter: LAUSD teachers are adapting heroically. They deserve our support
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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’
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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
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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.
One semester down, one to go: 3 first-year teachers talk overcoming challenges with support
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Jan 17, 8:40 AM: About midway through his first semester as a new teacher, Harold Williams considered quitting and leaving the profession altogether.
Texas Education Agency unveils ‘Do Not Hire’ teacher registry
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Jan 7, 6:37 AM: The registry tells district leaders if an applicant is eligible for hire or if they're under investigation for any kind of misconduct. If they are, by law, the district cannot hire them.
Why Teachers Need A Personal Brand And How To Create One
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Dec 27, 9:06 AM: A recent analysis, run by Center of American Progress, shows that teacher preparation programs have demonstrated an incredible enrollment decline over the last eight years in almost every State. Teachers and students are facing >
DFW company wants to change education for students of color
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Dec 27, 9:03 AM: Veal said that while students of color make up the majority of public schools around the country, around 80 percent of staff are white. This creates an environment in which students lack role models that look like them or have >
Fewer SC teachers left their jobs this year, but workforce concerns remain
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Dec 17, 6:54 AM: Fewer S.C. public school teachers decided not to return to their classrooms in August than in the year before, giving education advocates hope that an alarming trend of educators fleeing the profession can be reversed.
Non-traditional teaching program focuses on rigor, flexibility to fill labor shortage
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Dec 9, 8:39 AM: Kayla Gardner is in her second year as a special education teacher at Kimberly Elementary. While she has a degree in childhood development and worked for 10 years as a child life specialist, the transition to a career in teaching >
D.C. Council mulls solutions to high rates of teacher turnover in District
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Dec 5, 8:15 AM: Teacher burnout, frustration with the evaluation system and a workplace culture that doesn’t include teachers in decision-making were some of the issues raised Wednesday as D.C. Council members examined high turnover rates for >
Sharp Nationwide Enrollment Drop in Teacher Prep Programs Cause for Alarm
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Dec 4, 10:01 AM: Teacher preparation programs have experienced sharp enrollment declines over the last eight years in nearly every state across the country, a new analysis shows.
How District 214’s Educator Prep program is training teachers early to address shortage
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Dec 3, 7:57 AM: Four weeks into a hands-on internship working with students with behavioral issues, Brandon Zuniga knew he wanted to become a teacher.
Montana’s teacher shortage starting to affect bigger districts
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Dec 2, 9:03 AM: Montana's teacher shortage is still a rural problem. Small schools in the state's most isolated areas struggle to recruit and retain teachers.

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