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April 29, 2019

See How the Strikes and Protests Affected Teacher Salaries

The National Education Association analysis also shows a decrease in the national average teacher salary over the last decade, adjusted for inflation.

April 24, 2019

Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals. See the Breakdown by State

An analysis by the Economic Policy Institute found that the teacher weekly wage penalty is greater than 20 percent in nearly half the states.

April 22, 2019

Should Teachers Be Able to Negotiate Their Own Contracts?

A recent survey shows that a third of teachers would prefer to negotiate salary and benefits for themselves.

April 16, 2019

Where Will the Next Teacher Protests Take Place?

A new analysis by the Center for American Progress finds that teacher labor actions are more likely to take place in states with lower pay.

March 17, 2019

Most Teachers Won't Have Enough Retirement Savings Under Pension Plans, Study Finds

A new study estimates that 81 percent of teachers won't have comfortable retirement savings under a typical defined-benefit pension plan.

February 28, 2019

The Kentucky 'Pension Flu' Has Hit Teachers Once Again

Several school districts have been forced to close due to a large number of teachers calling out sick in protest of a pension-reform bill.

January 31, 2019

TEACH Grant Recipients With Loan Debt May Soon Hear From the Ed. Department

The U.S. Department of Education announced on Thursday that it would be reaching out to some educators who saw their grant aid turned into loans under a federal financial aid program for teachers, beginning a reconsideration process that could result in these debts being forgiven.

December 27, 2018

The Teacher Strikes and Protests Planned for 2019

2018 was a pivotal year for teacher activism, and teachers in California and Virginia already are among those planning actions for early 2019.

December 04, 2018

Educators Who Ran for Office Share Their Lessons Learned (Video)

Watch a discussion between three educators who ran for their state legislatures about their experiences on the campaign trail.

November 13, 2018

Virginia Teachers Plan to March at the Capital. Will They Shut Down Schools?

Virginia teachers are planning to protest stagnant salaries and underresourced schools in Richmond on Jan. 28.

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