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September 18, 2015

Union Slams New Mexico Plan to Give Teachers Classroom-Supply Money

As an attempt to mitigate a persistent school supply problem, New Mexico plans to give some 23,000 teachers prepaid gift cards for use on classroom materials. One local union calls it a distraction from larger funding issues.

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.

September 12, 2015

LGBT Teachers Find Greater Acceptance, But Work Remains, Advocate Says

Kevin Jennings, a founder of GLSEN, discusses the progress made toward acceptance of LGBT teachers and students.

September 04, 2015

Teachers in Pa. District Agree to Work for Free (Again)

The Chester Upland district has faced financial hardship for decades, and for the second time in four years, teachers will be working without pay.

July 28, 2015

Comedy Duo Key and Peele: Why Not Treat Teachers Like Pro Athletes?

(Or why not treat them even better?)

July 23, 2015

Is the Teaching Profession Going Backwards?

A PBS NewsHour report suggests that the teacher job market may be returning to "old patterns" in terms of demographics and job stability.

May 18, 2015

Teachers in Maine School Decide to Go Ahead and Run the Place

When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.

May 13, 2015

Survey: Most Teachers Aren't Very Enthusiastic About Their Profession

A new survey of teacher working conditions finds teachers frustrated by a lack of quality professional development and negative media portrayals.

April 21, 2015

Fewer High School Students Show Interest in Teaching, Study Says

A new study from ACT Inc. shows that fewer students are interested in the teaching profession than just a few years ago.

April 07, 2015

What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.

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