Federal statistics show that there's not only a shortage of special education teachers, but also a "quality shortage" -- a relatively high percentage of special education teachers in a state who are not fully qualified.
By Christina A. Samuels, Alex Harwin, Education Week
Some of the nation's top teachers recently gathered in El Paso, Texas, to speak out against the government’s practice of detaining children who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Dismissing the notion that they shouldn't get involved in political advocacy, teachers said…
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
Just as the strike began Tuesday, the West Virginia House of Delegates effectively killed a complex education bill that sent state teachers to the picket lines nearly a year after a nine-day strike closed schools.
By John Raby, Associated Press
Tens of thousands of teachers in Los Angeles went on strike Monday after months-long contract negotiations stalled. It’s the first strike in that huge school district, which extends 700 square miles, in three decades. Special correspondent Mary MacCarthy talks to…
By Christopher Weber, Associated Press
Educators and parents wearing ponchos and rain boots and carrying umbrellas gathered downtown to march from City Hall to district headquarters in the pouring rain, pressing for higher pay and smaller class sizes that the district says could bankrupt the…
The idea of the TEACH Grant program was simple: Teachers got a grant to pay for college or graduate school, and in exchange they agreed to teach for four years where they're needed. But an investigation by NPR found that…
By Adam Beam, Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
For educators who ran for office in states including Kentucky, Arizona and West Virginia that saw teachers converge on capitols this year, there were some successes but also disappointments. Still, advocates say, the movement will have lasting effects after pushing…
By Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
A former high school history teacher and current district administrator, Hayes, a Democrat, will be the first black woman from her state to serve in Congress.
By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
Hundreds of current and former educators, most of them Democrats, are on general election ballots from school board to governor.
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