Teachers join coalition of leaders to improve Michigan education

Jennifer Chambers June 20, 2018 A diverse, never-before assembled group of statewide business, education, labor, philanthropic and other leaders on Wednesday announced a campaign to create a thriving public education system in Michigan. On Wednesday, the group announced “Launch Michigan,” an initiative to create a thriving public education system in Michigan. Officials with the group said countless reports and research are clear: Michigan is facing an education crisis … Continue reading Teachers join coalition of leaders to improve Michigan education

Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

BY MICHAEL P. BUFFER JUNE 21, 2018 WILKES-BARRE — A Luzerne County judge issued a permanent order Wednesday to prevent Dallas School District teachers to from going back on strike this school year. Teacher strikes are limited because of a state requirement that students have 180 days of instruction in the school year by June 30, and the last and 180th day of the school … Continue reading Judge’s order prevents Dallas teachers from striking again

New Research: Despite Great Enthusiasm for Personalized Learning, Teachers Say Attempts to Innovate Are Often Stymied by School District Bureaucracy

Credit: Helen H. Richardson June 21, 2018  KATE STRINGER When school districts adopt personalized learning, the bulk of the work falls to teachers, who, while excited about the opportunity to innovate, are often not supported by their school systems to implement and share their ideas. That’s according to new research from the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which analyzed the efforts of districts and organizations that received … Continue reading New Research: Despite Great Enthusiasm for Personalized Learning, Teachers Say Attempts to Innovate Are Often Stymied by School District Bureaucracy

N.J. politician says only teachers who carry guns should get hired

By Rob Jennings June 21, 2018 NJ Advance Media for NJ.com A municipal elected official in Hunterdon County is drawing criticism from the state’s largest teachers union after asserting that only educators authorized to carry weapons should be allowed in N.J. schools. Raritan Township Committee member Louis Carl Reiner argued that state lawmakers should approve legislation “making concealed carrying of a firearm mandatory as a condition … Continue reading N.J. politician says only teachers who carry guns should get hired

DCS elementary teachers to focus on reading

By Deangelo McDaniel  Jun 21, 2018 Decatur City Schools is returning to a proven program — the Alabama Reading Initiative — that has raised academic performance, and every elementary teacher in the district is attending training on it this week.   The district’s more than 200 teachers are spending a week of professional development acquiring or retooling reading skills, and were put in real-class situations to work … Continue reading DCS elementary teachers to focus on reading

Teachers Need More Training Than Rules Allowed, Judge Says

By Elizabeth A. Harris June 20, 2018 A New York state judge on Tuesday overturned new rules that would have allowed some charter schools to decide on their own who was qualified to teach. The rules, enacted last year by the State University of New York, one of the two entities that grants charters in the state, were part of 2016 deal in the state legislature. In exchange … Continue reading Teachers Need More Training Than Rules Allowed, Judge Says

Pension reform ruling a victory for Louisville teachers, advocates say

Thomas Novelly, June 20, 2018 Education advocates rejoiced Wednesday after Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd struck down Kentucky’s new pension law, saying the rushed manner in which the bill was passed was unconstitutional. Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, said the ruling was a win for Louisville’s teachers and should be a lesson in transparency to lawmakers. “The teacher’s association strongly agrees with Judge Shepherd’s ruling,” McKim … Continue reading Pension reform ruling a victory for Louisville teachers, advocates say

In U.S., 18% of teachers work second job

The report comes in a year when educators in three states rallied for higher wages. BY MORIAH BALINGIT June 20, 2018 They work as private tutors and soccer coaches, as waiters, grocery clerks and ride-share drivers. Across the country, 18 percent of teachers earn income outside the classroom, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report released Wednesday. The finding comes from a nationally representative … Continue reading In U.S., 18% of teachers work second job

How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says

By: Moriah Balingit They work as private tutors and soccer coaches, as waiters, grocery clerks and ride-share drivers. Across the country, 18 percent of teachers earn income outside the classroom, according to a National Center for Education Statistics report released Wednesday. The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of teachers conducted in the 2015-2016 school year. The report emerges in a year when teachers … Continue reading How bad is teacher pay? Nearly 1 in 5 teachers works a second job, report says

For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave

Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, at a news conference earlier this month. On Wednesday, Mr. Mulgrew said getting paid parental leave for union members has been “a long fight.”CreditSeth Wenig/Associated Press By Elizabeth A. Harris and J. David Goodman June 20, 2018 New York City public schoolteachers will get paid parental leave beginning this fall, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday, replacing a policy … Continue reading For First Time, New York City Teachers Will Get Paid Parental Leave