School safety changes in Clay County for upcoming school year
A single mother says she was fired from her job after her coworker reported her TikTok post to school officials
Nicole Johnson, 29, said she was fired from her job as a teacher because her coworker reported her TikTok videos to the administration.
"For the bulk of my life, I’ve made roughly $28,000 a year, with two kids, as a single parent."
Governor Ron DeSantis announces three new initiatives for teacher recruitment
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- The Root
After a two-week long strike, the Minneapolis teachers union and Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) finally came to an agreement. However, it came with a caveat. In regards to layoffs, the new contract suggests white teachers would be considered before teachers of color, per ABC 4 News. You can imagine the outrage that announcement sparked.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
Police located the two girls about 0.3 miles from Cordova Elementary School an hour and a half after they were seen leaving campus.
- The 74
A new report casts doubt on the narrative of a widespread “national teacher shortage,” finding instead that thousands of vacancies appear to be localized so far in nine states across the country. Mapping the vacancies nationally, a recently published working paper and website crafted by three education researchers offers the latest, though incomplete, snapshot of […]
The pause on student loan repayments is ending soon, what are Biden’s options on student debt?
- The Hill
Story at a glance The Economic Policy Institute published a new report on the history of teachers’ wages in the U.S. The average weekly wages of public school teachers, adjusted for inflation, increased just $29 from 1996 to 2021 — from $1,319 up to $1,348. By 2021, teachers’ average weekly wages were nearly 33 percent…
- Miami Herald
Florida should be rolling out the red carpet for public school teachers. It’s become increasingly hard to find people willing to endure low pay, the rising cost of living, lack of resources and the stress of running a classroom full of children — not to mention periodic active-shooter drills and the chance of actual school shootings.
- Associated Press
Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and backers of universal school vouchers took a victory lap Tuesday over legislation the Republican-controlled Legislature enacted in June giving the state the nation's most expansive voucher system, and he also used the time to attack backers of public schools who are trying to block the measure at the ballot. Ducey touted the signature bill he signed in July that gives all Arizona parents the ability to take state money that would go to their local public school and instead use it for private school tuition or other education costs. The governor had a ceremonial signing at a central Phoenix Christian school that already gets large benefits from the state's tax credit donation programs and existing school voucher program.
- The Topeka Capital-Journal
Often seen as the 'middle children' of K-12, Topeka middle schools are hoping a normal school year can refocus their energy on helping students mature.
- The Daily Beast
Pascal Deloche/Godong/Universal Images Group via GettyA Texas school district has pulled dozens of challenged books from its library shelves—including the Bible—just before the start of the academic year under a new policy introduced by conservative leaders.“Attached is a list of all books that were challenged last year. By the end of today, I need all books pulled from the library and classrooms,” Keller Independent School District executive curriculum director Jennifer Price instructed princip
- HuffPost Life
Educators share important back-to-school advice to make this year better than the last for you and your kids.
- WSB Cox articles
A former teacher in Henry County says she was fired because she complained administrators tried to force her to give students grades they didn’t earn.
- Fox News
The Fargo, North Dakota, public school system is recruiting teachers from Florida who are disenfranchised by legislation regarding sexuality discussions in K-3 classrooms.
According to a report by Florida TaxWatch, The Florida Department of Education in February projected a need to fill about 9,000 teacher vacancies before the start of the upcoming school year.
Announced at the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the payment pause has been extended and even expanded several times, including four extensions ordered by Biden himself. As of mid-August, speculation was rampant that Biden would grant another extension, but the Department of Education wasn’t making any promises, other than telling The New York Times that the department’s “review of broad-based debt cancellation remains ongoing and no decisions have been made.” In the meantime, student loan debtors are advised to prepare for resuming their monthly loan payments.
- The Fiscal Times
The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will cancel $3.9 billion in student loan debt associated with ITT Technical Institute, a private, for-profit educational chain that went bankrupt six years ago. The department will automatically cancel all loans for students who attended ITT from January 2005 to September 2016, affecting roughly 208,000 borrowers. Before declaring bankruptcy, ITT had been under investigation for a variety of deceptive practices. “The evidence shows that for y
- LA Times
Supt. Carvalho pledges 'year of acceleration' to offset the learning crisis caused by the pandemic.