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May 23, 2017

Rural Iowa Districts Tackle the English-Language Learner Teacher Shortage

In some districts, there are more than 100 English-language learners for every dedicated ELL teacher.

May 22, 2017

San Francisco Mayor Commits $44 Million for Teacher Housing

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently announced that he plans to use $44 million in city money to pay for the construction of up to 150 affordable rental units for teachers.

May 16, 2017

Arizona Is the Latest State to Drop Teacher Training and Experience Requirements

The legislation, which is like similar laws passed in Oklahoma and Utah last year, only applies to prospective educators with experience in fields "relevant" to the subject area they plan to teach.

May 05, 2017

Virginia's Largest School District Favors White Teachers in Hiring, Study Finds

The study found that even when black teachers were hired, they were usually placed in high-poverty schools with large numbers of nonwhite students.

May 03, 2017

Tiny New Mexico District Looks to End Master's Degree Requirement for Teachers

The district currently requires teachers to get a master's degree or complete 45 credit hours before their eighth year teaching in the district.

May 02, 2017

Teacher Turnover in Alaska is Costing the State $20 Million Annually

Remote districts are hit especially hard by turnover costs.

April 28, 2017

North Carolina Measure Would Allow College Professors in K-12 Classrooms

The North Carolina Senate passed unanimously a bill that would allow college professors to work as adjunct instructors in K-12 classrooms without teaching licenses.

April 26, 2017

There Are No Quick Fixes for Teacher Shortage, Report Warns

A new report homes in on strategies the authors say will increase the flow of teachers into areas where they're in shortest supply.

April 11, 2017

Merit Pay for Teachers Can Lead to Higher Test Scores for Students, a Study Finds

Teacher participation in a merit pay program led to the equivalent of four extra weeks of student learning, according to a new analysis of 44 studies of incentive-pay initiatives in the United States and abroad.

April 11, 2017

Why 4,500 North Carolina Teachers Might Lose Their Jobs This Summer

The states' effort to reduce class sizes might leave thousands of art, music, foreign language, and physical education teachers without a job.

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