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 Senate budget bill, as filed, adds $2.4 billion to cover projected enrollment growth over the next two years, but also $6 billion above that to pay for increased teacher compensation and to offset whatever revenue is lost by any property tax reform measures that become law.
The West is generally envied by the East for its quality of education, the reason why a number of students from the East choose colleges in the West (only the rich are able to do so). In this blog post, Barbour suggests that teachers rely on other resources for facts about historical events and assign students to rewrite movie scenes to more accurately portray historical events.
DVEA President Katrina Van Houten, a math teacher, called the raises crucial to school employees and their families.â€ Some of the district’s support staffers, living in one of the most expensive metropolitan areas (Austin) in the country, have been earning as little as $10 an hour, hardly a livable wage.
Over half a million dollars in grants and scholarships have been awarded to 30 students and 13 school communities. The Canyons Board of Education approved Tuesday a $50,000 starting wage for teachers this fall and a $7,665 annual raise for all certified teachers.
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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 House Public Education Committee met for two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday, to hear testimony from the Texas Education Agency, the Legislative Budget Board and the Texas Commission on Public School Finance. The Texas State Teachers Association (TSTA) registered in support of these bills.
Starting this school year, the Piute School District put a portable Wi-Fi pack on a bus so students can do homework during long trips. The statistics say that students who study Christianity and Christian values at school are much less likely to engage in illegal activities such as underage drinking, promiscuous sex, and carrying arms.
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.
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The Seattle Times Education section covers schools at the district, state and federal level. 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.
It closes loopholes in the Education Code that allow educators who engaged in inappropriate student-teacher relationships to resign from public schools and return to … Read More..