General Teacher Issues
- Idaho continues to face teacher shortage
- Nov 22, 7:43 AM: Many feel Idaho's teacher shortage isn't getting any better, and in a number of school districts the applicant pool is shrinking.
- Support for teachers: One-on-one online mentoring fills a niche
- Nov 10, 8:11 AM: In the face of teacher shortages, the search for ways to keep those already in the profession on track and supporting students has become more urgent. One solution gaining more traction: teachers helping each other online.>
- Businesses will pay you top dollar, but come teach instead
- > Nov 10, 7:48 AM: RePublic Schools, a charter school network in Nashville, has been at the forefront of teaching coding in classrooms. The school group created the Nashville Academy of Computer Science in 2014 and has incorporated computer science
- Over-regulation blamed for teacher shortage in Illinois (CER in the news)
- Nov 7, 8:11 AM: One of the main focuses of the Illinois State Board of Education in the coming year is going to be accounting for the shortage of teachers. A reform advocate says the state needs to change how they qualify a hirable teacher.
- Survey: Teachers’ mental health declining amid job stress
- > Oct 30, 7:30 AM: A long list of anxieties — around school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students — is taking a toll on teachers, a new survey shows, with more educators now saying their mental
- Are Utah teachers getting ‘poached’ by wealthier school districts?
- Oct 17, 7:10 AM: Amid statewide educator shortage, Tooele school superintendent says his district is a victim of teacher “shopping” by administrators from other Wasatch Front areas.
- Report: Traditional public school teachers absent more than those in charter schools
- Sep 20, 5:50 AM: Louisiana teachers in traditional public schools are nearly three times more likely to be chronically absent than charter school teachers, according to a national study released Tuesday.
- Three ways NY is making it easier to be a teacher
- > Sep 13, 5:15 AM: The state Board of Regents on Tuesday said it will reform ways to get a teaching certificate in New York as a way to bolster the teaching ranks amid what the state estimates could be a need for as many as 180,000 new teachers in
- Wisconsin budget proposal opens the door to controversial online teacher prep program
- > Sep 11, 6:25 AM: A provision in the proposed state budget is raising the ire of educators and leaders of Wisconsin's schools of education who say it would lower the quality of new teachers in the classroom, most likely in schools with the neediest
- Teacher shortage looms over Detroit
- Aug 22, 5:36 AM: A significant teacher shortage looms at Detroit Public Schools Community District, and it’s likely to leave some children without teachers when school starts in two weeks.
- Statewide teacher shortage: TPS beefing up supports as more career-changers answer call to teach
- > Aug 21, 4:59 AM: After years of grappling with a statewide teacher shortage, TPS officials are reporting a sudden uptick in applications from people just like Meacham — career-changers with little to no education experience, answering the call for
- What 5 Michigan teachers said about their meeting with Betsy DeVos
- Aug 3, 7:56 AM: U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in Grand Rapids Tuesday, where she visited the Van Andel Education Institute to visit with students and participate in a roundtable discussion with about 10 teachers.
- Nashville schools lose half of newest teachers within three years on the job
- Jul 12, 6:12 AM: Over 50 percent of the teachers leaving Metro Nashville Public Schools are within their first three years of teaching, according to district officials.
- As Maine teachers seek time for development, parents fear they’ll take it from students
- > Jul 3, 7:40 AM: That means that many teachers are now rethinking how they work, and that takes time. More schools are now trying to create weekly “early release days” to give teachers more time to work together, but some parents are aren’t
- Teachers on front lines of education crisis pitch solutions to problems at their schools
- Jun 30, 5:38 AM: A new fellowship at 36 Degrees North this summer brought together a group of Tulsa-area teachers to identify problems affecting education and develop creative solutions through work with their schools and the community.
- New rules will make teacher requirements more flexible
- Jun 14, 7:03 AM: New licensing requirements for Minnesota teachers are set to take effect next summer after they were passed as part of the education budget last session.
- D.C. council member urges action on D.C.’s mid-year teacher resignations
- > Jun 2, 6:16 AM: A D.C. council member called the high number of mid-year teacher resignations at some D.C. Public Schools an “emergency,” and said Thursday that he wants Chancellor Antwan Wilson to come before the council’s education committee to
- Emergency bill would ensure CCSD pays educators who complete professional development plans
- May 25, 6:17 AM: Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford plans to introduce an emergency bill that would require the Clark County School District to stash funds to pay teachers and principals who complete a professional development program.
- Will More Minority Teachers Close Connecticut’s Achievement Gap?
- > May 23, 6:23 AM: Minority students make up 42 percent of the population in Connecticut, but only eight percent of educators are minorities. And teacher prep programs don’t draw enough people of color. For example, last year at Southern Connecticut
General Teacher Issues