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Yakima Valley schools working to fill at least 65 open teaching positions

A Yakima Herald-Republic analysis of current online job postings found that there are at least 65 open teaching positions in the Yakima Valley.


Special-needs teachers in high demand in the Yakima Valley

Educators say the Yakima Valley isn’t immune to a growing statewide problem: It’s hard to hire, and even harder to retain, teachers who work with special-needs students.


Showing support

A sea of red shirts formed Tuesday afternoon outside the Clarkston School District Office as the first of what could be many rounds of contract negotiations began.


Teachers need more than appreciation

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week, and I intended to write on the subject, but a more newsy topic intervened. That’s an apt metaphor for what is happening to the …


Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

Nearly all public school teachers report digging into their pockets to pay for school supplies, spending nearly $480 a year, far more than the federal $250 tax deduction available to …


Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streets

Teachers demanding better pay and more resources filled the streets of North Carolina’s capital city Wednesday with loud chants and the color red, continuing the trend of educators around the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their six-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more than …


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018

Teacher walkouts shut Arizona, Colorado schools

Teachers in Arizona and Colorado turned their state Capitols into a sea of red Thursday as they kicked off widespread walkouts that shut down public schools in a bid for …


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018

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

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.


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

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 …


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

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

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 …


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

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

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.


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

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.


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.


Richland officials, teachers agree to 1-year contract

Richland teachers and administrators have settled on a one-year contract.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017

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 …


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.


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


Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Teacher qualifications, May 28, 1924


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.


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 …


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

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 …