December 2018 Archives

2018 was a pivotal year for teacher activism, and teachers in California and Virginia already are among those planning actions for early 2019.


Eight Louisiana school systems are piloting an approach in which alternative-certification teacher candidates receive a full period of support from their mentor each day.


After 20 months of contract disputes, the United Teachers Los Angeles calls for a strike on Jan. 10.


The Federal Commission on School Safety, which was led by Betsy DeVos, recommends changes to teacher-certification requirements.


The 2018 National Teacher of the Year is helping to organize a 24-hour "teach in" outside a detention camp for migrant children.


The U.S. Department of Education announced plans to throw a lifesaver to recipients of TEACH grants that were converted to loans. But the process is far from complete, and it may be out-of-reach to some teachers who've been frustrated by the program's flaws.


Almost all school leaders think that teachers are involved in making important school decisions, but just over half of teachers would agree.


The U.S. Department of Education will cancel the debts of teachers who had grant aid turned into loans under a federal financial aid program, NPR reports.


After four days on the picket lines, educators in a Chicago charter network have reached a tentative deal that includes a pay raise, smaller class sizes, and sanctuary protections for undocumented students.


Robert Bruno, a labor expert in Illinois, explains the background and implications of the country's first-ever teachers' strike at a charter school.


Watch a discussion between three educators who ran for their state legislatures about their experiences on the campaign trail.


Hundreds of educators in 15 charter schools in Chicago have walked off the job to strike for pay raises and smaller class sizes.


School and district hiring managers consider cultural fit to be more important than other factors, including training and experience, a new study finds.


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