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Substitute teaching is even tougher during the COVID-19 pandemic

Oct 8, 2020
With full-time teachers getting sick, quarantining or burning out, subs have been needed more than ever.
Young children maintain social distancing at a school.
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Talk to kids about money, and remember, they "eat up honesty"

Sep 7, 2020
Shipra Parikh, a clinical social worker, explains why these conversations should be tailored to each families personal financial situation.
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Public school teachers are spending their own money on school supplies

Oct 16, 2019
They're taking personal responsibility for everything from books to furniture, clothing to eyeglasses.
Many teachers purchase books, activities and other supplies for their classrooms.
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Tuning pianos to fill in the financial gaps

Aug 6, 2018
Instead of relying on a single income source, one music teacher took up a new trade.
Michael McTigue listens to a concert grand Model D piano in the final tuning room at the Steinway & Sons factory in Long Island City, New York, in 2005.

After 13 years of teaching, illustrator and graphic designer goes freelance

Oct 24, 2017
"It's been fun and profitable. It's been moving forward," says Ron Hill of Cleveland.
A comic artist works on his computer.

Teachers spend hundreds of dollars on back to school supplies

Aug 11, 2017
We spoke with a Los Angeles teacher about the school supplies she buys for her classroom each year, and what she wishes the school budget would cover.
A school teacher shops for back to school supplies in California. 
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Educators in Navajo high school see coding as one way to end brain drain

Jun 5, 2017
In its first year, the computer class is becoming one of the campus' most popular offerings.
Students in computer science class at Shiprock High School are diving into concepts like basic HTML and CSS.
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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 […]

Teachers' needs drive a growing online marketplace

Dec 12, 2014
Teachers spend their own money on supplies, but now they're buying from each other

The teaching profession gets a makeover

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