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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...

LOOK: Some Teachers Are Not Being Paid Enough To Live On

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.31.2014 | World

When it comes to teacher pay in poor countries, a recent report from a U.N. agency does not paint a pretty picture. According to a United Nations ...

What Teachers Around The World ACTUALLY Get Paid

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact

Teachers should be held in the same regard as highly respected professionals like doctors, according to Sunny Varkey, the chairman of the Varkey Gems ...

The Teacher With A $4 Million Salary

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

A teacher that makes $4 million a year? Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The Wall Street Journal recently chronicled the story of one South Kor...

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...

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...

Ex-Intel CEO Praises Arizona's 'Massive' Educational Transformation

The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson | Jamar Younger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education

Craig Barrett has expressed strong opinions on Arizona's education system. In 2011, Barrett, former chief executive of Intel, told lawmakers and busi...

$519,000 Payment To Failed Florida Charter School Principal Sparks Outrage

The Orlando Sentinel | Lauren Roth | Posted 12.26.2012 | Education

An Orange County charter school that gave its principal a $519,000 departure payout was an academic failure that struggled to provide its students wit...

Extending the Reach: Paying Teachers More Within Budget

Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

Both presidential candidates have spoken to the importance of great teachers and their appreciation for influential educators -- a lot. But even as...

AFT Survey Finds State Employees With Union Representation Have Significant Wage Advantage

Posted 10.19.2012 | Education

The American Federation of Teachers public employees division recently issued its annual "State Employee Compensation Survey," which determined that e...

Teachers Selling Lessons, Materials Online To Make Extra Money

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

SEATTLE — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class – and making $24,000 on...

Joy Resmovits

Talks Fail Yet Again As Chicago Teacher Strike Nears Full Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

After a marathon session in Chicago's Hilton hotel, rank and file members of the Chicago Teachers Union spilled into the street at midnight central ti...

Teachers' Strikes Spread To Chicago Suburbs As More Head To Picket Lines

Posted 09.12.2012 | Education

As Chicago's teachers enter their third day of protests, neighboring Lake Forest educators took to their own picket lines after contract negotiations ...

School Models Show How To Increase Teacher Pay Within Current Budget

Posted 07.25.2012 | Education

As part of its “Opportunity Culture” initiative to help close achievement gaps and meet rising global education standards, Public Impact used fina...

Teacher Dismissed For 'Hardcore Porn' Past Was Worried She'd Be Outed

Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

The Southern California science teacher who was placed on administrative leave last month for a former career as a porn actress once spoke openly abou...

New Style of Superintendent?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 06.09.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

The Harrison reforms started with superintendent Mike Miles asking a question: If 80 percent of my budget is devoted to salaries, shouldn't salaries be linked to performance? Sounds logical, but in the school world, that's radical thinking.

America's Public Schools: Still Unequal And Unjust

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The struggle to make sure a quality education is available to every child -- and not just a privilege for a few -- is the unfinished and critical business before the nation for it will determine America's future place on the global stage in a rapidly changing competitive world.

Duncan To Announce Teacher Contest Focused On Quality

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday spelled out details of a proposed new $5 billion Race to the Top-style competition foc...

Schools Chief Who Took $800,000 Pay Cut Giving Up More For Charity

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education

FRESNO, Calif. -- The school superintendent in California who is forgoing hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and benefits to help offset budget c...

D.C. Educator: Teachers Are Overpaid

Education Week | Michael Bromley | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education

Note: Michael Bromley, a teacher in Washington, DC, is guest-posting this week. My colleagues groan when I say it, and then tell me to shut up: tea...

Teachers Hold 'Grade-Ins' At Malls To Demonstrate Their Workload Outside The Classroom

Posted 06.11.2011 | Education

Amid nationwide criticism of their profession, teachers are staging "grade-ins" at local malls to demonstrate what educators do in their time off. T...

Most Americans Want Easier Way To Fire Bad Teachers, Poll Shows

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

ATLANTA — An overwhelming majority of Americans are frustrated that it's too difficult to get rid of bad teachers, while most also believe that ...

Report: Some Suburban Teachers Making More Than $100,000

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An extraordinary number of public school teachers in the Chicago region earned $100,000 or more in 2009, straining school budgets and taxpayer wallets...

Alabama Teachers Earn Most Starting Pay In The Nation

Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact

From the "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover" department: An analysis by the Southern Regional Education board found that the starting annual salary for ...