Alabama Governor signs bill aimed at attracting more math, science teachers

The TEAMS program will provide incentive pay for interested and qualifying math and science teachers BySTAFF-The Alabama Political Reporter May 7, 2021 Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday signed into law the Teacher Excellence and Accountability for Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) Salary Schedule Program, an aggressive piece of legislation to combat the estimated 3,000 unfilled math and science teacher positions…

Survey: Half Of Teachers Say They’ll Leave The Field Because Of COVID

By Bill Zeeble Published May 6, 2021 A survey from the nonprofit publication Education Week shows more than half of the nation’s teachers are thinking of dropping out in the next two years. That’s a jump of 20% compared to before the pandemic. The national survey of 1,000 teachers found 54% said they are ‘somewhat or very likely’ to…

Latina educator makes history as 2021 National Teacher of the Year

Juliana Urtubey, a special education teacher, is the first educator from Nevada to win the award and the first Latino recipient since 2005. Teacher Juliana Urtubey in a class at Kermit R Booker Sr Elementary School Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Las Vegas.John Locher / APMay 7, 2021, 9:03 AM CDT / Updated May 7, 2021, 9:04 AM…

Biden hits schools goal even as many students learn remotely

By Associated Press| May 6, 2021 at 4:36 AM CDT – Updated May 6 at 4:36 AM (AP) – President Joe Biden has met his goal of having most elementary and middle schools open for full, in-person learning in his first 100 days, according to new survey data, but the share of students choosing to return has…

Arizona Bill hits teachers who ignore differing views

Howard Fischer May 6, 2021  Howard Fischer PHOENIX — Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to punish teachers who don’t present both sides of controversial science or events. Some lawmakers say the effort could force teachers to seek out and present contrary views on everything from climate change, slavery, the 9-11 terrorist attacks, the Holocaust — and…

Alabama teachers getting 2% raise: Here’s how much districts pay now

By Trisha Powell Crain | Teacher pay in Alabama is going up this fall — 2% across the board, and more for middle or high school math or science educators. Gov. Kay Ivey first proposed the main raise in her state of the state address, and lawmakers made it final last week. The increase comes as teachers finish what…

White House defends CDC outreach to teachers union

BY BRETT SAMUELS – 05/04/21 02:03 PM EDT  © Getty Images The White House on Tuesday downplayed criticism from conservatives that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sought input from a top teachers union in developing its school reopening guidelines. “It’s actually longstanding best practice for the CDC to engage with organizations, groups that are going…

NYC public schools nix ‘snow days’ for remote learning

BY MYCHAEL SCHNELL – 05/04/21 © Getty Images The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is nixing “snow days” in public schools going forward, instead opting for remote learning on days when school buildings are closed because of bad weather. The department announced the change in its 2021-2022 school calendar, which was released Tuesday. “The DOE will…

Some schools skip student quarantines

By Donna St. GeorgeMay 2, 2021 at 6:33 p.m. CDT In the northern suburbs of Cincinnati, Superintendent Matt Miller kept school doors open. But the coronavirus kept pushing students out. In the fall semester, he counted 5,172 student quarantines. It meant a constant jostling of teaching and learning. “We have had students who had to quarantine three times,”…

Judge forces Trenton public school teachers back to classrooms Read More: Judge forces Trenton public school teachers back to classrooms

DAN ALEXANDERPublished: April 30, 2021COVID-19 protocol at the Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School in Trenton (Brian McCarthy) TRENTON — In-person classroom instruction will return to public schools in the state’s capital city on Monday after a Superior Court judge ordered teachers back to work. The school district announced students would be back in classrooms for the first…