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November 29, 2018

Study: Teachers Use Crowdfunding Sites to Make Up for Budget Shortfalls

New research from Texas State University offers a closer look at what factors lead a teacher to list a project—and how educators may be shifting their instructional priorities to become more marketable on the platform.

April 16, 2018

Teachers Take to Social Media to Show Their Poor Classroom Conditions

The New York Times asked teachers to share what their classroom conditions really look like. Other teachers on social media are doing the same.

April 02, 2018

'I'm Not Getting Paid What I'm Worth': Teachers Share How They Get By

Low teacher pay has led some educators to take on second or third jobs.

July 26, 2017

Oklahoma Teacher Panhandles to Raise Money for Classroom Supplies

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.

April 12, 2016

Ariz. Teaching-Career Event Falls Flat With Teachers

A University of Arizona event that's designed to get high school seniors interested in becoming math teachers has been scrapped this year because educators were reluctant to recommend the profession to their students.

October 13, 2015

Frustrated Seattle Parent Donates $70,000 to Save Teacher's Job

Brian Jones wanted to bring attention to what he sees as negligence on the part of lawmakers and education leaders.

February 11, 2014

Teachers Dress Down to Protest Salaries

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

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie Meets a 'Badass Teacher'

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

More Public Schools for Gifted Students?

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

The Chicago Strike: Who Won?

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.

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