The teacher has since received over $25,000 in donations from people across the country and plans to set up a foundation for teachers to get school supplies.
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October 13, 2015
Brian Jones wanted to bring attention to what he sees as negligence on the part of lawmakers and education leaders.
February 11, 2014
Teachers at a high school in Fairfax County, Va., have taken to protesting district salary squeezes in a way that could be described as highly casual. Literally.
November 05, 2013
At a campaign event in Somers Point, N.J., teacher Melissa Tomlinson approached New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and asked why he'd called his state's schools "failure factories."
September 19, 2012
The U.S. needs many more public high schools that "focus exclusively on high-ability, highly motivated students," posits Chester E. Finn Jr., the president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, in a recent New York Times op-ed.
September 19, 2012
Diane Ravitch argues that, regardless of the exact details of the contract, the teachers came out victorious in the Chicago strike simply by displaying their strength.
August 30, 2012
By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk This item originally appeared on Education Week's Teacher Beat blog. Unable to reach a contract with the school district, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union today filed a notice of intent to strike with the state's labor relations board, a move that allows...
August 24, 2012
Here's a unique news item: At a time of widespread budget-cutting and job uncertainty in education, the St. Paul, Minn., school district actually added 110 teaching positions this summer. The new positions, according to the Pioneer Press, are part of a district reform effort that, among other things...
July 16, 2012
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed what it calls a "groundbreaking" class-action lawsuit against the state of Michigan for failing to educate students in a Detroit-area school district. The suit hinges on a "right to read" provision in Michigan's constitution, which says students who do no...