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July 18, 2014

TNTP Presses for Performance-Pay Systems for Teachers

To bolster teacher quality, schools systems desperately need to institute variable pay structures that reward educators based on performance and challenging assignments, according to a report released this week by TNTP, a prominent nonprofit teacher-recruitment and policy organization.

April 02, 2014

Educators Envision a Less Flat, More Respected Teaching Profession

Mark Sass, a "hybrid" teacher outside of Denver, says that state policymakers and teachers' unions need to do a whole lot more to foster the growth of teacher-leadership positions in schools. Jack Schneider, an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, argues that policymakers need to give current teachers more credit for their educational attainments than they are accustomed to doing lately.

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.

January 23, 2014

Debt Spending: Credit Union Offering Classroom-Supply Loans to Teachers

A credit union in Las Vegas now offers loans to K-12 teachers struggling to pay for classroom materials. This reflects a trend among teachers who pay more out of pocket to buy classroom supplies.

October 08, 2013

How the Shutdown Is Affecting Teachers

Among its other reverberations in the ed world, the government shutdown has made life particularly complicated for U.S. Department of Defense teachers.

October 04, 2013

Study: Where Are Teachers Most Respected?

The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.

September 05, 2013

N.C. Gov. 'Finds' Money for Teacher Advanced-Degree Pay

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory intends to budget $10 million for a pay bump for teachers currently enrolled in graduate degrees.

September 04, 2013

Seattle Teachers Head Off Strike With New Contract

With a show of hands last night, Seattle teachers voted to approve a new two-year contract, ending the possibility of a strike and ensuring that students returned to school on time today.

August 08, 2013

South Korean 'Teacher' Makes $4 Million

In a recent Wall Street Journal piece, Amanda Ripley writes about a "rock star" teacher in South Korea who makes $4 million a year.

July 30, 2013

School of Hard Knocks for Chicago Teachers

It's a hard time to be a teacher in Chicago. Ten days ago, to the surprise of its employees, the Chicago public school district laid off more than 1,000 teachers and about 1,100 support staff members.

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