Teachers who spend their own money on their classrooms would be eligible for a permanent tax deduction of up to $250 worth under a bill passed Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee.
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April 07, 2015
Idaho legislators have passed a budget that will increase funding for schools in the state by 7.4 percent and fund a program that will increase teacher salaries over the next five years.
February 26, 2015
A bill that would allow teachers to be prosecuted for providing "harmful materials" to minors has been passed by the Kansas Senate.
February 05, 2015
A bill under consideration by the Kansas Senate would remove an exemption protecting teachers from prosecution for providing "harmful" materials to minors.
May 29, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed new legislation that would give local school districts or the chancelloras opposed to hearing officersthe final say on whether a teacher accused of sexual misconduct is fired, according to a press release. Under the current law, outside he...
May 11, 2012
Tennessee has created a new measure proposing that parents of students evaluate themselves on report cards.
October 26, 2011
The National Council on Teacher Quality released a study today examining the "changing landscape" of teacher-evaluation policies--which have proliferated in the last two years--across the states.
July 11, 2011
Frustrated by a lack of opportunity for teachers to participate in policy decisions, a Florida teacher has launched a new website which aims to connect teachers across the state and address issues important to educators. Mike Rychlik, who teaches at SAIL High School in Leon County, Fla., told Florid...
June 10, 2011
At the Learning the Language blog, Mary Ann Zehr points to a law just signed in Alabama that requires schools to determine the immigration status of students.
March 03, 2011
A recently rejected Virginia bill to give tax breaks to businesses for funding poor students' tuition to private schoolsand the larger issue of school choicehas the state's black community divided, reports the Washington Post. According to the paper, members of older generations remembe...