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December 08, 2017

Dozens of 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Now Back in New York City Classrooms

The New York City education department planned to pull hundreds from its "absent teacher reserve" pool to fill vacancies in schools, yet so far just 41 teachers have been placed.

November 20, 2017

After Curb on Unions, Wisconsin Teacher Salaries Fell

Teachers in Wisconsin are earning less money and exiting the profession at higher rates than they were before the state restricted unions' collective-bargaining rights, according to a study from a left-leaning think tank.

November 03, 2017

Teachers Would Lose $250 Deduction for Classroom Materials Under GOP Tax Bill

The tax bill proposed by Republican leaders scraps a benefit that many teachers have come to rely on: the $250 "educator expense deduction," which can be used to recoup the cost of classroom materials.

October 27, 2017

New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

A third of teachers entered the pool after facing legal or disciplinary charges. And more than a third came in after their schools were closed or phased out.

October 17, 2017

Where Teachers Can and Can't Afford to Live

New York City, San Francisco, and Washington are the least affordable places for new teachers, the analysis shows.

October 10, 2017

Should Teachers Make as Much as Lawmakers? Calif. Voters Could Decide

The Teacher Fair Pay Act would require that teachers are paid no less than lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 per year.

September 28, 2017

A Primer on the Supreme Court Case That Teachers' Unions Have Been Fearing

The U.S. Supreme Court will review a case on public-employee union fees that could potentially deliver a harsh blow to the nation's teachers' unions. Here's what you need to know.

September 27, 2017

Prospective Teachers in Arizona to Get Free Tuition. But Will It Help Shortages?

A new program will offer prospective teachers in Arizona a year of free tuition for every year they commit to teaching in the state. But some say a pay raise would go further in filling classrooms.

September 25, 2017

Teacher Salary Schedules Were Meant to Equalize Pay. Do They Have the Opposite Effect?

Salary schedules are designed to equalize wages among public school teachers, but a new report suggests they may be exacerbating inequalities among teachers in affluent versus poor schools.

September 20, 2017

Several Districts Start the Year With Teacher Strikes

Teachers in Burlington, Vt., are headed back to work after a four-day strike. But strikes continue in two Pennsylvania districts.

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