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Teachers are underpaid. Is that changing?
At least two dozen states — and Congress — have either proposed or enacted laws to increase teacher pay in the past couple of years.
Why are more and more public school principals quitting their jobs?
A Rand survey finds that 16% of public school principals retired or quit in the 2021-22 school year, more than double the rate from the year before.
States consider a contract that would help teachers stay certified across state lines
At least 10 states are considering an agreement that would make it easier for teachers licensed in one state to work in any of the others.
What it means to be a new teacher in 2022: "I'm a student teaching students"
School districts, flush with cash from federal Covid relief funds, are looking to hire, and new teachers are figuring out how schools must adapt in the wake of a pandemic.
Some Texas school districts are pivoting to a 4-day week
One district that has made the move is finding it easier to recruit and hire teachers. But some working parents say it is harder to manage.
How one elementary principal is dealing with hiring staff and kids' learning loss
"We are scrambling as a school, as a district" to catch up kids and address mental health needs, Jessica Gomez of Southern California says.
Where Monday is the new Sunday: More school districts move to 4 days a week
Many districts make the switch to attract teachers and save money. Though some extend the school day, classroom time often contracts.
As more teachers leave the profession, substitutes become even more essential
Pandemic-era needs for substitute teachers are changing how schools fill the job – and who they hire to fill it.
With a new school year in view, many districts struggle to find enough teachers
Some districts are offering more pay and housing stipends. Others are cutting back, putting a bigger load on remaining teachers.
For teachers, add inflation to the causes of burnout
And that’s on top of the fact that teacher pay was already relatively low.