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The Price of Great Teaching

TNTP | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
TNTP

You can't put a figure on the value of sparking a child's love of reading, or making a whole room of students feel safe taking risks. But teaching is a profession, after all, and the truth is that the way we currently pay teachers in this country doesn't even come close to the true value of great teaching.

Rebecca Klein

School Districts Are Paying Teachers Incorrectly, Report Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

Nearly 90 percent of America’s school districts have a major problem, according to a report released Tuesday. They're paying teachers incorrectly. ...

These Graphs Show The Major Teaching Inequality That Exists In Many American Classrooms

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

On Monday, the Obama administration announced a new plan to make sure low-income students have access to quality teachers. While the No Child Left Beh...

Education Reformers Keep Saying They Want to Pay Teachers More -- Do They Mean It?

Peter Greene | Posted 06.12.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

You would think "Let's pay teachers more" would be a fairly straightforward proposal. We could raise state taxes or even use some of that free federal money that DC makes appear out of nowhere.

For Teacher Appreciation Week, Let's Vow to Invest, Reward, and Respect Teachers

Colleen M. Niccum | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Colleen M. Niccum

As we commemorate Teacher Appreciation Week, it's a good time to reflect: if we depend on teachers to develop the future workforce and help turn our children into productive members of society, what can we do about this problem?

Millennials to Teaching Profession: Shape Up

TNTP | Posted 07.02.2014 | Education
TNTP

I know that there are irreplaceable teachers in every district in the country, and I'm in awe of their abilities in the classroom. But they need company.

Rebecca Klein

After 7 Years, This Teacher Makes Less Money Than When She Started -- And She's Not Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

When Megan Taber started her job at a middle school in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, she was promised a modest salary increase for every year she worke...

North Carolina, Your Teachers Are Worth More

TNTP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
TNTP

Here's something education reformers, union leaders and pretty much anyone paying attention can agree on: Teachers in North Carolina deserve a raise.

Why Some Teachers Are Mad At North Carolina Governor's Plan To Raise Teacher Pay

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (R) on Monday announced plans to boost teacher pay, but not all teachers are celebrating. After months of teac...

Oregon Teachers Go On Strike

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than 13,000 students were out of school Thursday —and likely will remain so through Monday— after teachers in souther...

Teachers' Guide to Surviving Politics at Thanksgiving

Daniel Moulthrop | Posted 01.27.2014 | Education
Daniel Moulthrop

I used to teach public high school and in a county jail before that, and my wife is a teacher, too, so I have some pretty strong feelings about teachi...

Broken Education, Flawless Health Care: A Republican Fallacy

Dale Hansen | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

While Republicans seem willing to make drastic changes to education using the power of the government, they apparently feel differently regarding our supposedly broken health care system.

When We Pay Our Coaches the Most, Students Get the Wrong Message

Yasmin Bhatia | Posted 08.20.2013 | Sports
Yasmin Bhatia

When a college president or medical school dean is the highest paid public employee, it sends a message to citizens that we want you and your children to become better thinkers or healthier people. When it is a football coach the message is: we want you to be entertained.

A 'Radical Experiment' In Teacher Pay

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | Denver

By Stephanie Simon June 10 (Reuters) - A wealthy school district in Colorado is launching a radical experiment that sets a different ...

Joy Resmovits

Worst Teacher Appreciation Week Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

A small school district in Michigan has run out of money to pay its teachers. But the school year isn't over until June 23. The Buena Vista Educati...

The 5 Causes of Test Cheating Scandals: From Atlanta to Washington D.C

Christopher Emdin | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Christopher Emdin

Testing scandals will continue to persist if the structure of the present school system doesn't change. Here are the 5 main problems that help nurture this culture of cheaters.

A Message to Americans: Let's Increase Teacher Value

Fahad Hassan | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Fahad Hassan

Let me be loud and clear: every teacher in this country should be paid a six-figure salary. We have the money to make this happen and I believe most teachers deserve it.

Education Reform: Starting at the Beginning

Amy Weisberg, M.Ed. | Posted 06.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Amy Weisberg, M.Ed.

Reform is the act of changing an institution to improve it, actually to reform it and create something better. True education reform needs to create a system that supports students with high standards, financial commitment and well-paid, respected, dedicated professionals guiding students.

Mind the Gap!

Jack Jennings | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Jack Jennings

Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?

Study: Earlier Teacher Raises Connects To Better Student Performance

Posted 11.21.2012 | Education

A new study has found that frontloading teacher salaries —that is, awarding larger raises early in a teacher’s career and smaller raises later —...

Nevada Public Schools Chief Takes Issue With Automatic Teacher Raises

Posted 11.20.2012 | Education

Speaking to the Nevada Association of School Boards on Friday, Superintendent of Public Schools James Guthrie argued against automatic raises for teac...

Mississippi Budget Pushes For Literacy, Merit Pay Over Pre-K

| Jackie Mader | Posted 01.16.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mississippi will probably not fund or create public pre-kindergarten op...

Idaho Teachers To Get Performance Bonuses Despite Voter Repeal

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- Even though voters overturned the Students Come First laws, teachers who earned merit pay during the last school year can expect a payme...

Scott Walker Cuts To Teacher Benefits Offset Much Of School Aid Losses

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jason Stein | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

MADISON -- Cuts to teachers' benefits championed by Gov. Scott Walker offset about two-thirds of the reductions to school revenue resulting from his b...

Alabama School Board's First Post-Recession Budget Seeks $415M Increase

Posted 01.08.2013 | Education

In its first post-recession public schools budget proposal, the Alabama Board of Education approved Thursday a recommendation to funnel $4.1 billion t...