Recent Kansas Editorials
The Wichita Eagle, Aug. 9
Teaching is tough — so why not offer 'hazard pay' at high-stress schools?
A tentative contract deal between the Wichita school district and service workers...
New law aimed at addressing Illinois teacher shortage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation he says will remove a barrier for teacher candidates and help address a statewide shortage of teachers.
UIC researchers get $4.7M for math teacher development
CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received nearly $5 million to create a professional development program for math teachers in suburbs south of the...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's school district is welcoming 650 new teachers and counselors.
They'll start a weeklong orientation on Monday focused on the classroom environment,...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Properly educating students who are learning English as a second language is proving to be a significant challenge for Montgomery County schools.
Kentucky launching teacher recruitment campaign
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky education officials say a growing teacher shortage has become critical and they are launching a recruitment campaign.
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (AP) — A white professor at historically black Tuskegee University says he's suing the school, claiming he's been denied the salary he deserves because of age and race...
The Mississippi Department of Education announced Monday that a $1,500 raise for teachers will cost $18.5 million more than it originally informed lawmakers, months after local superintendents...
Tucson school district approves teacher pay raises
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's second largest school district will give raises to teachers and one-time stipends to support staff.
The board of the Tucson Unified School District this week...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama education officials are trying to combat what they say is a growing problem of sexual relationships between teachers and students.
Kansas schools address teacher shortage across state
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas education officials are raising pay and fast-tracking various teaching professionals in a two-pronged effort aimed at combating teacher shortages.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine aims to improve how the state tracks investigations into educators accused of wrongdoing under a new law signed this week.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A CIA intelligence officer will be working at the University of New Mexico's campus and will carry a teaching or research load comparable to faculty colleagues, according...
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's declining teacher salaries are leaving many educators feeling undervalued and pushing some to leave the field.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thousands of Indiana teachers are scrambling to begin renewing their professional teaching licenses before new rules state lawmakers approved this spring for the renewal...
The Mining Journal (Marquette). May 30, 2019
Young people should pursue teaching
A story that we ran in Tuesday, May 21's Mining Journal out of Lansing said only 25 percent of...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials have started notifying hundreds of teachers and support staffers that they will be laid off at the end of the school year but that most of them will...
- The Times-TribuneYOUR OPINIONJune 17, 2019
- Mohave Valley Daily NewsMVESD superintendent retiring after upcoming school yearJune 6, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoicePittston Area Approves Agreements With Teacher, Paraprofessional UnionsApril 24, 2019
- Albuquerque JournalPED focuses on 'opportunity' for teachersFebruary 23, 2019
- Cleveland.comStriking Summit Academy Parma teachers seek better teaching and learning conditionsFebruary 19, 2019
Correction: MeToo-Teaching Consent story
In a story May 20 about teaching consent in the #MeToo era, The Associated Press misidentified the description of programs that stress abstinence in sex education taught by the group Ascend. The...
Teachers grapple with teaching climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is pledging that if she's elected president, her secretary of education "will be a former public school teacher who is committed to public...
CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico school districts have become increasingly reliant on substitute teachers as they contend with growing vacant teaching positions in the state.
ATLANTA (AP) — The University of Georgia has barred a longtime math professor from campus as investigators review several sexual misconduct complaints against him.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier's success this week in getting his child-endangerment conviction overturned capped a seven-year fight to save his reputation and...
Whitmer signs 1-year delay in teacher evaluation change
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will delay a key change in its evaluation system for teachers and schools administrators under measures signed Tuesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who expressed...
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Native American education advocates are raising concerns that Nebraska's proposed social studies standards fall short of teaching a comprehensive history of Native...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — East Tennessee State University faculty have received a $1.2 million grant to recruit and train high school teachers in science, mathematics, technology, and...
- Business WireEdmentum Acquires Calvert Education Services to Expand Virtual Learning OfferingJuly 30, 2019
- Business WireNew NSTA Resource Helps Educators Teach Both Science Content and EnglishMay 9, 2019
- Globe NewswireSyracuse University Announces New Campuswide Initiative to Support Teaching, Research in Policy and Governance of Autonomous SystemsJanuary 28, 2019
- BusinessWireCharter School for Applied Technologies Selects Boxlight’s Interactive Teaching Technologies to Outfit ClassroomsJanuary 3, 2019
- BusinessWireSphero Seeks Top, Global Educators Transforming STEAM LearningNovember 5, 2018
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A nationwide teachers' strike is spurring Poland's government to hold meetings with educators, parents and experts to discuss ways to improve the country's public...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A miscalculation by the Mississippi Department of Education has left a gap of $12 million to $14 million in funding for this year's promised teacher pay raise.
Holocaust education bill signed in Washington state
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Schools in Washington will be 'strongly encouraged' to teach students about the Holocaust under a bill signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee Friday, with advocates pointing to a...
Poland: Talks fail between striking teachers, government
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Unions representing Poland's public school teachers vowed to continue a nationwide strike after their latest round of pay negotiations with the government failed...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis second-grade teacher accused of spanking and slapping his students has been banned from teaching in Minnesota.
North Country teaching fellowship applicants sought
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for its Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship and Professional Development Scholarship programs.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Northern Arizona University officials have selected a longtime faculty member as their top pick for provost.
The Arizona Daily Sun reported Saturday that university...
Augustana University revives special ed master’s program
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A university in Sioux Falls is reviving a teaching program after a 20-year hold to help put a dent in the nationwide special education teaching shortage.
DETROIT (AP) — Jayne Polaski likes teaching on her own terms, which means choosing her days, and her school, before she heads to work.
"I like subbing. I like the versatility of it," said...
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — As a teacher in Idaho Falls School District 91 and with a second job as a server at Jakers Bar and Grill, some of Jess Marboe's workdays can last up to 15...
Florida Senate panel delays vote on school safety bill
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Senate committee has postponed consideration of broad school safety bill that would make some teachers eligible to carry weapons in the classroom.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — An increase in enrollment at the University of Illinois system has sparked a move to hire hundreds of new faculty members, which the system's president says will improve...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A study has uncovered an acute shortage of teachers in parts of central and southern Illinois, leading to canceled classes, increasing class sizes, and substitute teachers...
Idaho high court says defamation can be implied
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court says individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied — but didn't outright say — something defamatory.
ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Students in a Minneapolis suburb don't miss out on school instruction when the snow and cold weather keeps them at home because the districts has turned to digital...
APNewsBreak: Teach for America slammed over Oakland strike
Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service.
More than 300 alumni signed the letter delivered Monday to Teach for America's leadership, asking it to stop "pressuring" young teachers to break a strike that could come next week.
Report shows 30,000 Oklahoma teachers have left profession
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new State Department of Education report shows about 30,000 Oklahoma teachers, or 10 percent of the teaching workforce, have left the profession in the last six years.
The report released Tuesday shows Oklahoma's exodus compares to a national rate of 7.7 percent.
Multicultural education reforms advance in Legislature
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers in this heavily Native American and Hispanic state pushed initiatives Monday to improve academic achievement among minority students and revitalize local linguistic and cultural traditions.
A House panel unanimously endorsed a trio of bills that would expand training for teachers of English as a second language and bilingual instructors, while enlisting an existing network of teacher cooperatives to collaborate with local Native American tribes.
Gay rights group takes issue with Karen Pence’s new employer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence's return to teaching at a Virginia school that lists "homosexual or lesbian sexual activity" as among the disqualifying criteria for employees is drawing criticism from the nation's largest gay rights advocacy group.
The office of the vice president's wife said it was "absurd" to attack both her decision to resume teaching art to elementary students as well as the school's religious doctrine.
Superintendent backs possible bonus to boost teacher skills
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Schools Superintendent Steve Paine says he supports a possible one-time pay incentive for teachers to improve their math education and teaching skills.
Audit: Some Tennessee teachers didn’t have proper licenses
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state audit says a Tennessee public school district placed teachers in classrooms without proper licensing or endorsements.
The Tennessean reported Thursday that the audit looked at Cheatham County School District practices from 2014 to 2018 and found it didn't comply with the state's teacher licensing policy.
Math portion of NC teacher licensing exam could be replaced
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The math test that nearly 2,400 elementary and special education teachers have failed in their bids to secure their licenses might be phased out in a matter of months.
The Charlotte Observer reports a report presented to the Professional Educator Preparation and Standards Commission last week found the licensing exam's math portion wasn't indicative of effective teaching.