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PARIS — For the second time in three weeks, terror struck France, this time with the gruesome beheading of a history teacher in a street in a Paris suburb. The suspected attacker was shot and killed by police.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As pressure mounts for teachers to return to their classrooms this fall, concerns about health risks from the coronavirus are pushing many toward alternatives, including career changes, as others mobilize to delay school reopenings in hard-hit areas.
The Supreme Court elated religious freedom advocates and alarmed secular groups with its Tuesday ruling on public funding for religious education, a decision whose long-term effect on the separation of church and state remains to be seen.
Teacher Tabatha Rosproy’s preschool class met inside a nursing and retirement home in rural Kansas, forming a bond with residents that continued even when social distancing requirements due to the coronavirus pandemic forced her classroom to close down.
The nation’s two largest teachers unions are calling on schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills.
State-sponsored health insurance for all school district employees means different plans available to each employee, based on where they live, not where they teach.
Band director Craig Johnson, who teaches at the middle school and high school in the Medical Lake School District, was recently awarded the 2019 Carolyn Hage Nunemaker Music Teacher Appreciation award by the Spokane Youth Symphony.
Some smaller Idaho school districts are struggling to retain teachers who are tempted by the bigger paychecks and increased resources offered by larger districts. The Post Register reports records from the State Department of Education show that 184 teachers have changed school districts in Idaho since the 2014 school year. Many switched from a smaller district to a larger one where base pay salaries can run at least $4,000 higher.
Parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for an expected strike by Chicago teachers that prompted city officials to preemptively cancel Thursday’s classes in the nation’s third-largest school district.
CMR athletes discuss why teachers are so important on World Teacher Day.
First-grade teacher Analisa McCann was surprised to see an email in her inbox this spring congratulating her on being nominated for the ESD 101 Regional Teacher of the Year contest.
We’re suffering a teacher shortage – not just for specific subjects or grades, but also for diverse teachers.
University High School science teacher Kristen Creese has been awarded a CenturyLink Teacher and Technology grant worth $5,000 for her efforts to improve authentic learning in her classroom.
GRANT COUNTY – When Miguel’s father, a field laborer who was once a firefighter-paramedic and had worked with the Red Cross, and Miguel’s mother, a subsistence farmer whose family fed themselves with what they could grow, crossed their family into California illegally in search of stable work, Miguel was 3 years old. Miguel, whose name has been changed to protect his privacy, was four when he moved with his parents to Grant County, where his father and mother found work in the apple orchards. Even in preschool, the transition was tough for Miguel. His family had little and lived in a small apartment. Miguel was unable to speak English in what was at the time a predominantly white school district, and he found himself the target of bullying.
The Washington Constitution requires “ample” school funding. Spokane and the entire state are learning that ample funding is not enough.
The shadow of the past year’s teacher protest movement is hanging over state capitals, where officials are piecing together the money to make good on promised pay raises and try to forge a sustainable funding formula for the future.
With the clock ticking toward Sunday’s scheduled end of the legislative session and a possible deal on the state operating budget, Spokane Public Schools officials were making pleas Monday to local lawmakers for help with their projected shortfall.
The state’s levy restrictions went too far, and now districts in Eastern Washington are facing budget cuts. There are solutions, but senators such as Schoesler and Holy apparently are opposed.
325. That is the number of staff members within just Spokane Public Schools who were told on Wednesday that they were being laid off. I am a freshman at North Central High School, and just because I am not a teacher doesn’t mean this does not affect me as well. When one of my teachers told us that she would be let go at the end of the year, the class immediately burst into tears. Not a dry eye was in the room. Our minds went back to all of the fun times we had in that class. All the lessons we learned, the games we played, and the laughs we shared.