After years of working exclusively in New Orleans, KIPP, the prominent charter school network, was approved Monday to expand upriver to start three schools in Baton Rouge. The Texas State Teachers Association said in a press release that updated research by the National Education Association shows the average teacher salary in Texas is dropping farther behind the national average. Brister, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, also indicated he prefers incentives, such as merit-based teacher pay, over recommending a general increase in school funding.
According to data from the National Education Association, Texas teachers are paid $7,300 below the national average. Backpack Full of Cash takes an urgently needed look at how charter schools, vouchers and the privatization movement are threatening public schools.
Representative Gonzalez also laid out House Bill 108 to establish a pilot program for digital portfolio assessments and House Bill 120 to extend the exemption from the state assessment of bilingual students from one year to two. Low-income students are not accessing federal funds available for post-secondary education.
We thank Senator Van Hollen for his leadership and introducing the Keep Our PACT Act that makes student opportunity a federal budget priority, especially when it comes to the targeted investments in education programs designed to help students in poverty, children with disabilities and those who are most in need.
Charlotte Schools & Education News
It has created a lot of opportunities for the newspapers to provide breaking news more timely. Poor school management and an emphasis on standardized testing are two major complaints that spur teachers to leave. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the Senate and House versions of HB3 , the school finance bill. The April 15 performances mark the culmination of a city-wide tour that played more than 50 New York City Public schools this past year.
Look through a newspaper or magazineâ€”or one of the education-focused news websites that have sprung up in recent yearsâ€”and you’ll see plenty of stories about schools: teacher strikes, racial and socioeconomic disparities and segregation, charter schools, the role of technology, and (alas) school shootings.
Many news reporters are taught to shoot videos and to write news stories that can be published in the online publication also. Instead, districts would be directed to use other disciplinary methods like in-school suspension when dealing with those students.
Wall to wall career academies and a transition program for ninth graders have helped create an environment at this Texas high school in which rigorous, relevant education, inside and outside of the classroom, is the norm for all students. The formal education is given by specially qualified teachers they are supposed to be efficient in the art of instruction. A former tenured LSU professor fired in 2015 for using vulgarity, and talking about her sex life and the sex lives of students in her elementary education classes, is urging a federal appellate court to reconsider her case.
The program, presented by arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway, offers students a glimpse at how Broadway shows run and operate. An attorney for one of the teachers seen restraining a student in a video that went viral from Ponchatoula Junior High School in March said the school superintendent capitulated to pressure from public opinion when she fired him earlier this week.
The Senate budget also includes $2.3 billion to pay for property tax relief, if lawmakers agree to pass reforms that decrease the need for the unpopular Robin Hoodâ€ system, which requires property-wealthy school districts to subsidize poorer ones. Using a Knowledge Mapâ€â€”a tool developed by Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Education Policyâ€”she discovered gaps in coverage and weaknesses in the approach teachers were supposed to take.
Northeast Ohio And Cleveland Education News
Christianity has been of the greatest importance to the USA since the time when the first settlers stepped on the Plymouth Rock. It does not have the same impact on Chapter 41 districts, since their FSP state funding is based on the ASF+New Instructional Facilities Allotment+High School Allotment. Instead, teachers are saying their kids are eating up the contentâ€ and parents are thrilled to see how much their children are learning, she reported.
TSTA President Noel Candelaria praised the proposal, with the caveat that the average Texas teacher pay would still lag below national average. Some unprofessional and non standard education system may cause the wastage of time and money of the students which leads to the disappointment from formal education and argue them to go for non-formal education.
Florida Education News
The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, has proposed an unpopular amendment, among teacher groups at least, which would give teachers additional pay based on their relative performance â€” merit pay. The 13-member Commission was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, House Speaker Joe Straus, and State Board of Education Chair Donna Bahorich.
The Del Valle Education Association and its #FightFor15 campaign were rewarded – and so were all other Del Valle employees – when the school board on Tuesday night approved a new, minimum salary of $16 an hour for bus drivers and $15 an hour for all other support staff.
Murray’s board also approved a near $7,000 raise for all teachers. The initiative awards American teachers with a $10,000 grant in recognition of their extraordinary impact.