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September 17, 2015

Bill Aims to Give Teachers a Tax Break for Classroom-Supplies Spending

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.

April 07, 2015

Idaho School Budget Brings Teacher Raises, Advancement Opportunities

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

'Harmful Materials' Bill Targeting Teacher Protections Passes Kan. Senate

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

Kan. Bill Would Remove Legal Protections for Teaching Controversial Materials

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

N.Y.C. Seeks Changes in Disciplining Teachers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed new legislation that would give local school districts or the chancellor—as opposed to hearing officers—the 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

Report Card Bill: Parents Grading Themselves

Tennessee has created a new measure proposing that parents of students evaluate themselves on report cards.

October 26, 2011

The 'Changing Landscape' of Teacher Evaluation

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

Teachers Speak Out

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

Could Immigration Status Become a Teacher Issue?

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

Generations Clash on School Choice

A recently rejected Virginia bill to give tax breaks to businesses for funding poor students' tuition to private schools—and the larger issue of school choice—has the state's black community divided, reports the Washington Post. According to the paper, members of older generations remembe...

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