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Commentary: Analysis: With school revenues at record highs, why are California districts facing inso
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Jan 9, 7:18 AM: Unlike most school districts, Sacramento Unified pays 100 percent of the health care coverage for its teachers and their dependents. The auditor found this cost the district an average of $35,000 annually for each teacher. District >
Indiana governor changes stance on teacher pay action
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Jan 7, 7:19 AM: Indiana’s governor opened the door Monday to potentially boosting school funding and teacher pay after weeks of refuting any plans on such action until next year.
State of the State: Little prioritizes teacher pay raises in a tight budget year
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Jan 7, 6:58 AM: In a tight budget year, Gov. Brad Little used his State of the State address Monday to prioritize raises for veteran teachers and other K-12 investments.
Missouri Has A Plan To Boost Teacher Pay: It’ll Cost $400 Million
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Dec 16, 9:30 AM: The proposal has three parts: increase the base minimum pay for teachers from $25,000 to $32,000; give all teachers a $4,000 raise; create a fund to entice teachers toward hard-to-fill positions. Education officials, teachers and >
SC leaders propose $3K pay raise for teachers to move state above Southeast average
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Dec 11, 6:24 AM: South Carolina lawmakers are proposing a $3,000 pay increase for all public school teachers next year, moving the state above the Southeastern average for the first time in seven years.
Columbus Board of Education picks up full cost of administrators’ pension payments, frustratin
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Dec 9, 9:26 AM: In central Ohio, it’s common for school districts to cover the required payments their administrators make into the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio, something the Columbus Board of Education recently agreed to start doing >
Florida teacher pay proposal under fireSouth Dakota News Watch
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Nov 25, 7:06 AM: Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to push minimum teacher salaries in Florida to $47,500, second only to New Jersey among the states for base pay. Teachers union officials and lawmakers are poking holes in $900 million plan.
DeSantis proposes biggest bonuses for teachers who work with low-income students
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Nov 15, 7:01 AM: Florida’s controversial “best and brightest” educator bonus program would get revamped again next year under a $300 million initiative Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed Thursday.
Indianapolis Public Schools inked a new contract. Teachers can make up to $90,000 next year.
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Nov 13, 8:39 AM: Indianapolis Public Schools is investing nearly $30 million over the next two years to give its teachers the largest pay raise in district history and make it one of the best paying school districts in the state.
West Virginia offers major incentive to teach here
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Nov 5, 6:14 AM: The bill also had a provision that received very little attention—changes to the Underwood-Smith Scholarship and Loan Repayment program. The retooled program, now called the Underwood-Smith Teaching Scholars Program, is designed to >
Opinion: Kirwan plan is a union cash grab; taxpayers get the tab
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Oct 31, 7:15 AM: The Kirwan Commission’s real aim is hiking teacher pay by $3 billion a year, and it is why the state teachers’ unions are so strongly backing it – more teacher pay. Kirwan aims at “making teacher salaries more competitive with >
Letter: Pay Teachers More, but Make Them Accountable
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Oct 28, 7:37 AM: We must attract great candidates to teach and administer in our schools, and have the ability to fire the incompetent ones. Double the pay, ditch tenure and let’s get on with it.
Ron DeSantis announces plan to hike starting teacher pay to $47,500
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Oct 8, 6:19 AM: At a news conference Monday morning, DeSantis said he would push for an additional $603 million in state money during the coming legislative session to fund raises for about 101,000 Florida teachers.
Pa.‘s teachers earn more money and are treated better than most colleagues nationwide: report
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Sep 30, 7:55 AM: Pennsylvania teachers earn more money and are treated better than their counterparts in most other states, according to a WalletHub study.
How we have failed our teachers
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Sep 16, 7:49 AM: Nationwide about 1 in 5 teachers (or 18%) have a second job during the academic year, which is not so surprising when you consider that, since 1996, inflation-adjusted pay for a public school teacher has actually fallen by 1.7%. >
Starting Salt Lake City teachers to make $46,845 a year after school board approves raise
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Sep 5, 7:03 AM: After months of tense salary negotiations, Salt Lake City teachers will get a 4.1% raise — with the final vote of approval for the compromise coming from the district’s board of education Tuesday night.
New teachers at some of Nashville’s lowest-performing schools receive $5,000 bonus
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Aug 26, 6:14 AM: The one-time stipend is for newly recruited teachers in the city's 23 lowest-performing schools, or Priority Schools, to teach English, math or science classes and those who specialize in exceptional education and English-learning >
Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics
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Aug 23, 8:04 AM: Across the U.S., teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic realities of educator pay. The dynamics have been complicated by both the recent national teacher protest movement that’s >
New Contract Raises Newark Teacher Salaries, Ends Performance Pay
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Aug 15, 7:50 AM: The contract eliminates provisions that tied teachers’ pay to their ratings, which are based on classroom observations and student test scores. Those pay-for-performance provisions were hailed as groundbreaking when they began in >
Poll shows widespread frustration among teachers over pay and respect
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Aug 6, 8:33 AM: Half of teachers say they have seriously considered leaving the profession, and most said they would strike if given the opportunity, according to a survey released Monday.

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