Educators rally in Charlotte:

Hundreds of Charlotte-area teachers gathered in uptown Wednesday to rally while thousands of teachers across the state protested in Raleigh.  EDUCATION BY LAVENDRICK SMITH   May 16, 2018 05:18 PM Updated 4 hours 59 minutes ago Dwayne Simmons had one thing on his mind as he stood in the blistering heat of First Ward Park: money. Simmons, a seventh-grade teacher at Ashley Park, spoke with … Continue reading Educators rally in Charlotte:

NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike

As the wave of teacher walkouts moves to Arizona and Colorado this week, an NPR/Ipsos poll shows strong support among Americans for improving teachers’ pay and for their right to strike. Just 1 in 4 Americans believe teachers in this country are paid fairly. Nearly two-thirds approve of national teachers’ unions, and three-quarters agree teachers have the right to strike. That last figure includes two-thirds of Republicans, three-quarters of independents and … Continue reading NPR/Ipsos Poll: Most Americans Support Teachers’ Right To Strike

Funding Public Education Can Change Our Destiny

The status quo — overcrowded classrooms, a shortage of permanent teachers, turnover and burnout — is no longer acceptable. By David Negaard  / May 14, 2018 Today’s Hawaii public school students are tomorrow’s residents, voters, employees, consumers…but the way things are going, they won’t be residents of Hawaii. With high and rising cost of housing, limited employment opportunities and challenges the public school system currently lacks the … Continue reading Funding Public Education Can Change Our Destiny

EDUCATION Classroom teacher’s new task: Bring educators’ voice to the state policy arena

Jackie Valley May 14th, 2018 – 2:00am Stacey Dallas Johnston always has considered herself an ambassador for education. A longtime Clark County School District teacher, Johnston married a fellow educator. She has mentored six student teachers. And she can’t contain her enthusiasm when former students announce their plans to become teachers. “I honestly, truly believe in education,” she said. “It’s not just something that I … Continue reading EDUCATION Classroom teacher’s new task: Bring educators’ voice to the state policy arena

NC’s average teacher pay is $51,214. How many teachers make that?

By Kelly Hinchcliffe, WRAL education reporter RALEIGH, N.C. — In March, the state education department released the new figure – North Carolina’s average teacher pay reached $51,214 this year, the first time it has surpassed $50,000. Media outlets, including WRAL News, reported the salary estimate. Soon after, comments came streaming in to the WRAL newsroom, disputing the number and questioning the math. • NC average teacher pay surpasses … Continue reading NC’s average teacher pay is $51,214. How many teachers make that?

NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to teacher pay

STOKES COUNTY, NC (WECT) — A teacher in Stokes County, North Carolina posted a picture of his paycheck on Facebook to bring awareness to creating fair teacher pay in the state. The post, which talks about how his take home pay last month was $1,715.81, has been shared over 1,200 times. Nick Cols said in his post he loves teaching, the school he works at … Continue reading NC teacher posts paycheck on Facebook to draw attention to teacher pay

School accused of throwing away students’ lunches

In this file photo, a student displays her lunch consisting of vegetables, whole wheat bread, fruit, and lowfat milk. (AP Photo/Peter Cosgrove) (WQOW/CNN) — Some students at a high school in Wisconsin claim staff members have tossed their meals in the trash when they did not have enough money in their accounts. Superintendent Jim Jones said the Stanley-Boyd school district has been cracking down on … Continue reading School accused of throwing away students’ lunches

State takeover of JCPS: What the audit says and the district has done

(Photo: Marty Pearl/Special to Courier Journal) Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier JournalPublished 11:27 a.m. ET May 7, 2018  In recommending a state takeover of Jefferson County Public Schools, Kentucky’s education chief pointed to 10 main problem areas. Those problems, interim education commissioner Wayne Lewis says, show a pattern of widespread dysfunction continues to exist and can only be fixed through full-blown state intervention. But critics say he failed to recognize … Continue reading State takeover of JCPS: What the audit says and the district has done

‘Racist’ teachers union blocking black student success in JCPS, pastor says

Mandy McLaren, Louisville Courier Journal| Updated 11:18 p.m. ET May 8, 2018 The local teachers union is a “racist institution” standing in the way of higher academic achievement for Jefferson County Public Schools’ African-American students, a Louisville pastor said. Jerry Stephenson, senior pastor of the Midwest Church of Christ, made the comments outside a JCPS board meeting Tuesday night. Stephenson is a member of the Kentucky Pastors … Continue reading ‘Racist’ teachers union blocking black student success in JCPS, pastor says

Hernando district wrong to fire all Moton teachers, settlement says

OCTAVIO JONES | Times Hernando County District Schools Superintendent Lori Romano listens to board member Susan Duval give her remarks on the firing of 47 teachers at Moton Elementary School during the board meeting. A crowd packs the Hernando County School District board meeting days after the April 24 announcement that 47 teachers at Moton Elementary will have to leave their jobs by the end … Continue reading Hernando district wrong to fire all Moton teachers, settlement says