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. Even when journalists do get into classrooms—or schools—they may shy away from reporting on what they see, particularly at the high school level. TSTA registered on this bill with concerns about the requirement for mentor teachers to make a two-year commitment when most teachers work under one-year contracts.
As expected, it appears the Commission will offer no intelligent solutions to the public school finance quagmire that the legislature created. House Bill 102 by Representative Bernal would create a mentor program allotment and modify current program parameters, including a requirement for mentor teachers to make a two-year commitment.
Chapter 42 districts will feel the brunt of the impact as the distribution from the ASF offsets state Tier 1 funding for the Foundation School Program by an equal amount. Educators, community members and students share their opinions about Idaho education.
Greg Abbott continue to push for merit” pay raises for teachers, a short-sighted idea that TSTA will continue to oppose in favor of an across-the-board pay raise. In many journalism institutions students are being taught about the online publications and online newspapers along with the printed newspapers.
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For more than 30 years, Education Week has been the most respected voice in education journalism. Inside Higher Ed reports that bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals, which it says is a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies Officials at the University of Massachusetts warn that the state Senate’s proposed state budget would be devastating” to the university and could result in layoffs, cuts to student services and cuts to financial aid The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom, though they may be hitting a peak.
DVEA President Katrina Van Houten, a math teacher, called the raises crucial to school employees and their families.” 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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As more and more low-income families move into neighborhoods that once catered to the middle or upper class, one must be on the lookout for his own personal safety and report any criminal activity going on in their surroundings. TSTA believes the SBOE and Texas Education Agency need to revise the charter application process to encourage more public participation. Representative Hinojosa laid out House Bill 128 that would require school districts to notify parents of the availability of their student’s physical … Read More..