Teachers

  • Some cities are pressing for ways to help teachers get affordable homes

    “Teach here, live here” is the thrust of efforts to build affordable housing for teachers in cities around the country. Many teachers who make middle-class salaries increasingly exit jobs in pricey urban areas for a better work-life balance in the suburbs. And that leaves inner-city schools without experienced educators....
  • Teachers show strength in Kentucky primary elections

    Democratic voters in a central Kentucky congressional district nominated former Marine officer and fighter pilot Amy McGrath to run against Republican Rep. Andy Barr. McGrath retired from the Marine Corps in 2017. (May 23) Media: Associated Press LANCASTER, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher has taken a leading politician...
  • Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections

    PHOENIX (AP) – As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a...
  • Arizona Passes Education Budget To End Teacher Walkout

    Arizona teachers appeared ready to head back to their classrooms after the governor signed a budget bill Thursday that will pump more money into schools and give teachers the first of what should be two pay raises. The massive teacher walkout, carried out under the banner #RedForEd, began a...
  • Arizona governor proposes 20 percent teacher raises by 2020

    PHOENIX (AP) – After weeks of protests by teachers, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey rolled out a proposal Thursday promising a net 20 percent raise by 2020. “It’s a good day for teachers in Arizona,” Ducey said to open a press briefing. Teachers did not immediately react to the proposal. Thursday’s...
  • Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers join campaign for higher pay

    The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of classrooms in the latest wave of teacher rebellion in some Republican-led states over education cuts. The demonstrations were inspired by West Virginia, where teachers...
  • Kentucky teachers shut down schools in protest over pension bill. Here’s what we know

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A wave of school closures have swept Kentucky as teachers across the state, frustrated by a controversial pension reform bill passed Thursday night, requested substitutes or called in sick. Republicans in control of the Kentucky House and Senate unveiled – and zipped through to final passage...
  • Today is World Teachers’ Day! Let’s Take Out Time to Celebrate them!

    The World Teachers’ Day is being celebrated in Pakistan and all over the world today. The day is celebrated every year on October 5 to pay tribute and highlight the importance of teachers in a society. Events and protests are being held in countries across the world to mark the...
  • Teacher Investigated for Allegedly Contaminating Students’ Flutes With His Bodily Fluids!

    ““ Federal officials are investigating flutes, possibly contaminated by bodily fluids, that were given to students from school districts across Southern California as part of an investigation of an individual accused of inappropriate sexual conduct. Several school districts alerted parents on Friday to turn in the flutes to authorities...