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October 15, 2010

Obama's Teacher Poster-Child Laid Off—Twice

Even a photo op with the president couldn't save one Ohio kindergarten teacher's job.

October 01, 2010

'This School Memo Sponsored By ...'

In an effort to offset budget cuts, a Massachusetts district is planning to put ads in school notices and letters sent home to parents.

August 30, 2010

For Laid-Off Teachers, It's a Waiting Game

Despite $10 billion in new federal funding explicitly designed to save educator jobs, many teachers who've been laid off may not be called back to the classroom anytime soon.

August 18, 2010

Supplies and Demand

In tough economic times, schools are asking students to come to class prepared with more than just pencils, paper, and binders.

July 21, 2010

Save Professional Development! (Or Maybe Not ...)

In an op-ed in The Seattle Times, Stephanie Hirsh and Patricia Wasley—the Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council and a professor of education at the University of Washington, respectively—lament budget cuts targeting teacher professional development. But, in an intere...

July 19, 2010

Chopping-Block Humor

We got a chuckle out of this headline from The Onion: "Struggling High School Cuts Football--Nah, Just Kidding, Art It Is." It's funny because it's true, of course. ...

June 03, 2010

More Budget Cuts Ahead?

Thirty-three states across the nation have proposed cutting K-12 spending in the 2011 fiscal year.

May 28, 2010

Hard Times for Okla. Teachers

Oklahoma teachers got some tough news this week that could hit them in their wallets.

May 28, 2010

Budgeting Teacher Layoffs

In a Washington Post op-ed, the chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers makes the economic case for the education jobs bill: Because unemployed teachers have to cut back on spending, local businesses and overall economic activity suffer. And the costs of decreased learning time and ...

May 06, 2010

Feeling Appreciated?

Kind a downer of a Teacher Appreciation Week, huh? According to a good overview story in the the Christian Science Monitor, teachers unions and lawmakers had to use the occasion to bring attention to looming mass education job cuts and, more hopefully, to newly proposed federal funding to avert la...

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