Stories tagged: teachers
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 4:49 P.M.
Canadian wins $1M global teacher prize for work with Inuit
A Canadian school teacher who encourages hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017, 11:58 A.M.
Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities
New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers, in part because an outsized percentage …
FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017, 10:50 A.M.
Forgive loans for rural teachers?
BOISE – A bill intended to help rural school districts attract and retain quality teachers was introduced in the House Ways and Means Committee on Thursday.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 6:15 P.M.
Dog walkers will be more in demand than teachers in aging U.S.
Memo to job-seekers: You’ve probably got more of a chance walking dogs for a living than teaching kids in the coming decade’s labor market.
FRIDAY, JAN. 27, 2017
Be smart about class-size funding
Lawmakers did shrink K-3 class sizes, which is where research shows it does the most good. The benefits wane in the upper grades, so there are smarter ways to spend …
THURSDAY, DEC. 15, 2016, 10:22 A.M.
Guns in schools: Colorado school district to allow teachers to arm themselves
A rural Colorado school district decided to allow its teachers and other school staff to carry guns on campus to protect students.
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 8 A.M.
Audit: Teacher assessments are playing hooky
When it meets Thursday, Idaho’s State Board of Education will discuss next steps after an audit showed 99 percent of teacher assessments from the 2014-15 school year were incomplete, late …
MONDAY, OCT. 10, 2016, 10:35 P.M.
Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike
Chicago teachers and the nation’s third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would have been the second major strike since 2012 for …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14, 2016, 2:33 P.M.
UI to use grant to study online courses for rural teachers
Teachers in rural areas will be able to advance their math education through online courses and video coaching under a $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to the University …
FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 2016, 1:32 P.M.
Chicago lays off almost 500 teachers, another 500 school-based workers
Chicago Public Schools is laying off almost 500 teachers and another 500 school-based staff members, the district said Friday. The teachers being laid off will be eligible to apply for …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:06 A.M.
Saint Martin’s University fights faculty unionization efforts
Saint Martin’s University is asking the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a stay in the certification of a recent unionization vote by members of its non-tenured faculty.
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 4 P.M.
Idaho board OKs master teacher pay bonuses
Experienced teachers in Idaho looking for a bonus will have to show their work just like their students under a new plan recently adopted by the Idaho State Board of …
TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2016
Opinions from past add perspective
Editorial topics include World War I and Germany, Idaho colleges, treatment of soldiers’ families and merit pay for teachers
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016, 11:27 A.M.
Parents complain about handcuffing of elementary students
Angry parents are demanding action after they say at least five students were handcuffed at a Middle Tennessee elementary school for not stopping an off-campus fight.
THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2016, 10:11 A.M.
Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget
Thousands of Chicago teachers plan to walk off the job for one day on Friday, shutting down schools in the nation’s third-largest district.
MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Teacher pay raise in House supplemental budget
House Democrats in Washington have released their supplemental budget proposal, which would close several tax exemptions to pay for the salary increases of public school teachers.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 2:55 P.M.
Washington Legislature: What’s alive, dead?
Nearing the halfway point of the 60-day Washington legislative session, here are some other bills that still can pass, and others that appear to be dead.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 2:33 P.M.
Reducing state teacher shortage aim of new bill
The Washington House has passed a bill that seeks to increase the number of public school teachers in the state, in response to a perceived shortage.
SATURDAY, AUG. 29, 2015
Spokane educators vote to go on strike
Spokane Public Schools employees on Friday voted to strike just four days after school starts next week. But the Spokane Education Association, which represents the workers, has not abandoned negotiations.
UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 2015, 9:50 P.M.
Spokane Public Schools employees vote to strike if agreement not reached in a week
Employees of Spokane Public Schools have voted to go out on strike beginning Friday, Sept. 4, only days after the first day of school on Monday.
FRIDAY, AUG. 14, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Students who need teachers most are least likely to get higher-skilled ones
There’s a lot of research in education that suggests the single most important factor in students’ academic success is the teacher. And there’s a growing amount of research suggesting the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 2014
Board of Education endorses pay ladder for Idaho teachers
BOISE – Idaho’s state Board of Education has unanimously endorsed legislation to set up a “career ladder” for Idaho teachers, phasing in substantial pay increases if teachers meet performance standards. …
FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014
Program takes byte out of gender gap
A wall and at least one generation separated two groups of students learning computer programming skills in Coeur d’Alene this week. In one classroom, 26 middle school girls took some …
MONDAY, DEC. 2, 2013
Washington teacher evaluation system threatens waivers
SEATTLE – Education will be a focus when the Washington Legislature convenes in January, but money won’t be the only issue on the table. Lawmakers must also bring the state’s …
MONDAY, NOV. 4, 2013
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy looks to build endowment
Mead School District’s Riverpoint Academy can be described in one word: unconventional. That applies to the students, the classes, the equipment and, soon, a funding source.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5, 2013
Centennial’s meet and greet hopes to ease first-day issues
It’s every middle schooler’s worst nightmare. You show up on the first day and try to open your locker. It doesn’t work.
THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013
Levy passes, reversing school district’s cuts
Voters in the Plummer-Worley School District in North Idaho approved a two-year tax levy Tuesday that will enable school officials to restore funding for athletics, full-time kindergarten and five-day school …
SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013
ESDs prove invaluable to small school districts
At a time when money for education remains tight, taxpayers are spending about a quarter-billion dollars each year on a little-known bureaucracy that operates between local schools and Olympia. Dozens …
SUNDAY, AUG. 25, 2013
Eye on Boise: Tom Luna’s school fund push stalls
BOISE – Political fireworks flew at the Idaho state Land Board last week, as, for the second time in five years, state schools Superintendent Tom Luna sought to boost the …
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
School districts rely on substitute teachers
Susan Rodgers has substituted in K-12 classrooms in North Idaho for 30 years. Some days are spent working one-on-one with special education students; on other days she might be managing …