Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Qualified special education teachers are leaving nonprofits at an alarming rate Special education teachers working in certain New York City nonprofits are paid much less than teachers with the DOE.  By TOM MCALVANAH JULY 20, 2018 On June 28, New York Nonprofit Media’s piece on a New York City Council Education Committee hearing titled New York City Nonprofits continue push to raise pay for early childhood educators chronicled … Continue reading Salary disparities are hurting special education students too

Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

POSTED 1:32 PM, JULY 19, 2018, KENT, Wash. — Teachers in Kent rallied for better pay ahead of a district meeting Thursday where the teacher’s union presented a counterproposal. The Kent Public School District has offered a 3.1-percent increase for teachers, which the Kent Education Association Bargaining Team says is not acceptable and doesn’t meet cost of living increases. Teachers argue that more money is now available … Continue reading Kent public school teachers rally for better pay; threaten strike in the fall

Why Republicans are now bragging about their investments in education

By Michael Scherer March 25, 2018 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who made his name attacking unions and slashing school funding, is promising a “historic investment” in public schools as he campaigns for reelection. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, another proud cost-cutter, is bragging about his more recent increases to school funding as he prepares to launch a bid for the U.S. Senate. In Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey, … Continue reading Why Republicans are now bragging about their investments in education

There is a movement to privatize public education in America. Here’s how far it has gotten.

  By Valerie Strauss June 23, 2018 (iStock) Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says her mission is to expand alternatives to traditional public schools — and a new report assesses how far she and her allies across the country have succeeded in the movement to privatize public education. The report — issued by the Schott Foundation for Public Education and the Network for Public Education, two nonprofits that advocate … Continue reading There is a movement to privatize public education in America. Here’s how far it has gotten.

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

Editorial: Education funding is still broken

Sunday, June 17, 2018 Last week, several hundred students, teachers and parents marched from Franklin High School to city hall to protest budget cuts that are decimating faculty and shortchanging Franklin’s children. The district is slated to lose 14 positions. That’s on top of the 14 positions the school district cut over the past two years. Franklin’s tax cap deserves some of the blame for the situation, … Continue reading Editorial: Education funding is still broken

#RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding

Ricardo Cano, June 18, 2018 Arizona teachers will return to the Capitol on Saturday for a rally, a month after tens of thousands of educators walked out of class and flooded Arizona’s statehouse for six school days. This time, teachers are rallying to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure that would bring in $690 million in additional education funding by raising income taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents. … Continue reading #RedForEd returns to the Arizona Capitol on Saturday to rally for education funding

Proposed legislation would end school funding lawsuits

By Cal Bryant Tuesday, June 19, 2018 RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly is poised to finally send a piece of legislation to the Governor for his signature that would prevent a board of education filing a lawsuit against their county commissioners in cases where they can’t come to an agreement on local funding for public education. Previous attempts to adopt such legislation have failed … Continue reading Proposed legislation would end school funding lawsuits