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Advocates say increasing Black teachers should be a national concern

Ashley Reeves, an Indiana school teacher, dreamed of getting her teaching license but could not afford the high price of certification. She settled for a renewable teaching permit, which allows educators to work for one year, to teach at George and Veronica Phalen Leadership Academy, a kindergarten through eighth grade school in Indianapolis. However, Reeves’ aspirations were revitalized when she saw a flier for the Educate ME Foundation, an organization focused on helping Black people become teachers.
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Prairie Grove training video depicts school kids as shooting victims, admins on leave

The Prairie Grove School Board has placed two district administrators on paid administrative leave following outcries from teachers about a school safety training video they say depicted their families as victims of a school shooting. According to KNWA-TV, after meeting in executive session Friday night, the board announced Superintendent Reba...
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How the Anchorage School District is proposing to close a massive budget gap

The Anchorage School District faces a $68 million budget deficit next year, mainly due to declining enrollment and a lack of inflation-proofed funding from the state. That’s about 12% of the district’s $549.5 million budget for this school year. District administrators have spent the last several months outlining...
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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler High School can really work it

This November has been one of the most exciting months for Wheeler High School (WHS). Not only did the WHS Bearcat Theatre Company (B.T.C) present the musical “Working,” but WHS also introduced a new cashless sports ticket option. Additionally, WHS introduced the Bearcat Cafe. “Working,” directed by Lauren...
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Jacksonville school teachers get shopping spree to restock classroom

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Hidden Oaks Elementary School teachers received some holiday gifts a bit early this year. They got the chance to have a shopping spree at the Office Depot on Ramona Blvd. They were able to spend more than $30,000 buying critical school supplies to help restock their...

N.J. district with $7,500 signing bonuses has hired 115 teachers in 11 weeks

The Paterson school district has hired 115 teachers in the 11 weeks since authorizing $7,500 signing bonuses to new hires, officials said. However, the number of teaching vacancies in New Jersey’s 3rd-largest city has risen from 135 on Sept. 14 — the night the school board approved the bonus plan — to 146 as of Dec. 1.

BTF votes 'no confidence' in Buffalo Schools superintendent, board

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The union representing Buffalo Public School teachers announced the results of a vote of 'no confidence' in the district's superintendent. Members of the Buffalo Teachers Federation overwhelmingly backed the no-confidence vote that ended Sunday night, with more than 90% in favor. It comes amid tense negotiations...

MSU Offers Elementary Teachers 6-Week Paid Summer STEM Experience

BOZEMAN — Montana State University is recruiting elementary school teachers for a summer program that offers hands-on research experiences and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, into their classrooms. Teachers will also gain skills in developing curriculums that combine STEM with Montana’s Indian Education for All mandate.

My Teacher is Tops: Ms. Dana Yawn at South Dodge Elementary School

EASTMAN, Ga. — Ms. Dana Yawn has been teaching for more than 15 years. She says she was inspired by her high school teachers to become an educator. "They influence me to make a difference because they made a difference in my life," Yawn said. "I'm just excited to be able to teach these kids and make a difference in their lives."
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Book Helps Teachers Guide Students’ Deeper Understanding through Young Adult Literature

A new book co-authored by Dr. Deborah Vriend Van Duinen of the Hope College education faculty is designed to help middle school and high school teachers enrich students’ learning by exploring themes of spirituality in young adult literature. “Young Adult Literature: How to Unlock Deeper Understanding with Class Discussion”...
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Number of hungry UK students surging — poll

According to research released on Friday by the educational charity Sutton Trust, more than half of teachers in England believe the number of students ineligible for free school lunches and unable to afford a meal is increasing. According to the organization’s poll, 52% of senior leaders in state schools saw...
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Why We Need Equity And Access In School Leadership

It’s hard to pick up a newspaper or scroll through social media without coming across an article about the crisis facing U.S. public schools. Teachers and counselors are leaving their professions in great numbers due to the increased stress of working in a Covid-laden environment and the continued lack of support and respect for their profession. At the same time, according to new research from the Brookings Institute, there is a twin crisis happening with principals and other school leaders. Those in leadership roles are leaving quickly and there is very little diversity at the top despite growing diversity among student populations.
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STEM opportunity for elementary school teachers, offers $6,000 stipend plus classroom resources

BOZEMAN — Montana State University is recruiting elementary school teachers for a summer program that offers hands-on research experiences and fresh ideas for bringing science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, into their classrooms. Teachers will also gain skills in developing curriculums that combine STEM with Montana’s Indian Education for All mandate.

Coral Springs School Joins Verizon’s Award-Winning Technology Program

Forest Glen Middle School was one of six schools joining a technology-driven initiative focused on providing equity within education for some of the most vulnerable populations across the country. On December 5, Forest Glen, Annabel C. Perry Pre K-8, Bair Middle School, Driftwood Middle School, Millennium 6-12 Collegiate Academy, and...
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Japan infant abuse: Criminal complaint against school head filed"

TOKYO — Susono city in the central Japan prefecture of Shizuoka on Monday filed a criminal complaint against the head of a nursery school, alleging he tried to cover up the repeated abuse of infants in its care. The complaint against the head of the Sakura Hoikuen nursery in...