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Only one in three public school teachers think their base salary is adequate

Sep 12, 2023
They're paid less than others with comparable education and experience.
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Teachers are underpaid. Is that changing?

Mar 3, 2023
At least two dozen states — and Congress — have either proposed or enacted laws to increase teacher pay in the past couple of years.
At least two dozen states, plus Congress, have proposed or enacted laws to boost teacher pay in recent years.
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Some states are considering raising teachers' salaries. Is it enough to keep them on the job?

Feb 1, 2022
Approximately 30% of teachers leave within their first five years in the classroom.
Alabama's governor is proposing a 4% pay raise for school teachers. Other states may follow suit.
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Hawaii meets with teachers to tackle persistent low pay

Oct 24, 2019
The Hawaii Department of Education is working with teachers to try to solve the problem of low pay that has persisted for decades.
Central Intermediate School in Downtown Honolulu.
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In West Virginia, teachers get a victory

Mar 1, 2018
West Virginia teachers head back to the classroom Thursday morning after a four-day teacher’s strike culminated in a deal with the governor for a 5 percent pay increase. It’s being seen as a victory for teachers unions across the country. But is that true? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

National Teacher Day brings gifts, but teachers also want support, better pay

May 9, 2017
Tuesday is National Teacher Day. Starting today and throughout the week, school-age children will be showering their teachers with everything from thank you notes to home baked goods to gift cards. It’s meant to show appreciation for all teachers do. But school systems across the country are having a hard time attracting and retaining quality […]

The teaching profession gets a makeover

Sep 11, 2014
Elevating prestige is part of a larger effort to keep teachers in the classroom.

For public good, not for profit.

Report says too many teachers-to-be are poor students

Jun 17, 2014
A report on Teacher Quality wants stricter criteria for teacher prep programs.

Guess what? Giving good teachers bonuses works

Oct 17, 2013
A new study from Stanford University says giving teachers a big bonus for raising student test scores is effective.