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August 31, 2017

Low Pay, Charity, and Emergency Certificates for Oklahoma Teachers

Emergency teaching certificates are on the rise in Oklahoma as qualified teachers flee to neighboring states that pay more. Can charity ease the burden of low pay and convince teachers to stay put?

August 23, 2017

One More Way High-Poverty Schools Get Less: Teacher Pensions

Teachers who work at high-poverty schools and with mostly students of color are paid less than their peers at affluent schools with mostly white students—but the disparity is worse than people think, a new report says.

August 03, 2017

Performance Pay Law Not Paying Off for Top-Rated Teachers, According to Report

A Florida law requires that the state's top-rated teachers earn the biggest salary awards, but that's not happening, according to a recent report.

August 03, 2017

Changes to Teacher Evaluation Haven't Worked. Or Have They? See D.C.

A new report points to Washington, D.C., as a place where evaluation reform has improved the teaching force.

July 27, 2017

To Attract Teachers, More Cities Eye Discounts on Housing

Detroit and Nashville are among the cities working on giving teachers affordable housing options.

July 21, 2017

A Look at How Teachers Are Coping With Their Student Loan Debt

When it comes to paying off student loans, many teachers say they're scared about their ability to do so and confused about their options, according to a recent survey by NPR's education team.

July 19, 2017

A Fine Line on 'Forced Placement' of Teachers in New York City

New York City schools that still have open teaching positions this fall will be assigned educators from the city's "absent teacher reserve" pool, the education department there recently announced.

July 17, 2017

Unable to Solve Teacher Pay Issue, Oklahoma Will Promote Recruitment, Retention

Head of the state's teachers union calls it a "gimmick."

June 20, 2017

Philadelphia Teachers to Get Raises After Four Years Without a Contract

But the deal is worth $245 more than the district has budgeted, so some say it could trigger layoffs down the road.

June 10, 2017

Michigan May Soon Enroll Teachers in 401(k)-Type Retirement Plans

Republican lawmakers and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are close to a deal that would change the state's retirement system for new teachers.

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