Public school teachers are spending their own money on school supplies

by Molly Wood 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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My Economy

Tuning pianos to fill in the financial gaps

by Marketplace Staff 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.
My Economy

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

by Emily Henderson and Robert Garrova 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

by Adriene Hill and Paulina Velasco 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

by Marketplace Contributor 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.
Carrie Jung

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

by Amy Scott 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.…
Learning Curve

Teachers' needs drive a growing online marketplace

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

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Learning Curve

The teaching profession gets a makeover

by Amy Scott Sep 11, 2014
Elevating prestige is part of a larger effort to keep teachers in the classroom.
Learning Curve

​The best starter-coding language? How about English?

by Dan Abendschein Jun 4, 2014
A teacher in Hawaii is using interactive fiction to teach coding.

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