Stories tagged: teachers
UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 9:40 p.m.
Arizona teachers vote to walk off job in first-ever statewide strike
Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher …
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:40 p.m.
Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows
Thousands of Kentucky teachers filled the streets near the state Capitol in Frankfort on a cold, overcast Monday to rally for education funding.
Mon., April 2, 2018, 10 a.m.
Oklahoma teachers who just got raises rally for more funding
Thousands of Oklahoma teachers are expected to descend on the state Capitol Monday to demand lawmakers approve more education funding just days after the Legislature did just that.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 7:56 p.m.
Hundreds of Kentucky teachers rally to oppose benefit cuts
Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from …
Wed., March 14, 2018
100 years ago in Spokane: School board debates allowing married women to be teachers
The Spokane School Board was considering a shocking idea –allowing married women to be schoolteachers. The district, like many others in 1918, had a rule prohibiting married women from teaching.
UPDATED: Thu., March 8, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Kentucky teachers rally over retirement cuts, warn of strike
Hundreds of teachers in central Kentucky have rallied in front of public schools to protest proposed cuts to their retirement benefits in what could be a precursor to a statewide …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Striking West Virginia teachers to return to class Thursday
Striking teachers in West Virginia are to return to the classroom on Thursday, Gov. Jim Justice said in announcing he is offering teachers and school service personnel a revised 5 …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 12:05 p.m.
Education notebook: Spokane Public Schools teachers achieve national standards certification
Spokane Public Schools has announced 51 teachers have achieved the 2017 National Board Certification.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Report: Teacher shortage worse in Idaho than other states
A recent report says about a third of all teachers who are certified in Idaho each year don’t go on to get teaching jobs in the state, and many of …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
Report: 28 Idaho teachers disciplined for ethical misconduct
State regulators have disciplined 28 teachers over the past school year for ethical misconduct ranging from inappropriate conduct with a student to substance abuse.
Sat., Oct. 7, 2017
Guest Opinion: Neal Kirby: New levy laws unfair to rural schools
The local levies the richest districts can collect each year is 66 percent more per student than what the poorest districts can collect.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Rural Idaho schools are hiring more unlicensed teachers
A number of rural Idaho school districts are struggling to lure licensed teachers to classrooms, causing the districts to hire more unlicensed educators.
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017
Editorial: Our turn to face tragedy, pull together
Now it’s our community that will never be the same; our students, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses and first responders who will never forget.
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract
Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 4:51 p.m.
Idaho schools try new tactics to combat teacher shortage
Desperate for candidates, many south-central Idaho school districts are recruiting more aggressively. And the struggle is more pronounced in rural towns, which have to compete with larger school districts on …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:03 a.m.
Richland near the head of the class for teachers, says website
Richland is one of the best cities for teachers to move to based on their salary and what it costs to live there, according to a consumer financial website.
Tue., May 30, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Ain’t a big surprise – May 31, 1993
Tue., May 23, 2017
Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Teacher qualifications, May 28, 1924
Thu., May 4, 2017, 11:15 a.m.
Study: School system more likely to hire whites than blacks
Virginia’s largest school system is far more likely to hire a white teacher applicant than an African-American, according to a study by professors at George Mason University.
Sun., April 30, 2017
Jim Kowalkowski: Legislature should retain equitable teacher funding tools
The SAM and the staff mix work to provide each district with enough funding to cover the base salary of a teacher, regardless of the experience or education level of …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 5:13 a.m.
Million-dollar teachers: Cashing in by selling their lessons
Miss Kindergarten is in the million-dollar club. So are Lovin Lit, the Moffatt Girls and about a dozen other teacher-entrepreneurs who are spinning reading, math, science and social studies into …
UPDATED: Sun., 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 …
Sat., 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 …
Fri., 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: Fri., 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.
Fri., 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 …
Thu., 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.
Mon., 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 …
Mon., 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 …
Wed., 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 …