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May 15, 2019
How a second job as a singing gondolier gave this Indianapolis teacher a shot at fame
By day, Derek Gould is a teacher at Paramount Brookside. When he’s not at school and the weather’s nice, he’s a singing gondolier along the downtown canal.
April 30, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher works a second job until 2 a.m. But he doesn’t want to leave the classroom
"If I was a full-time server at that same restaurant, I’d make $18,000 more a year than I do as a teacher," said Indianapolis Public Schools teacher Jack Hesser.
April 29, 2019
‘We’re not there yet,’ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says on raising teacher pay
Republican leaders and some education advocates declared “tremendous success” for education, but others felt lawmakers left big issues on the table — like teacher pay.
April 26, 2019
Denver school board ratifies deal that will give teachers an average 11.7% pay hike
Union members ratified the agreement two months ago, leaving the school board vote as the last step to making it official.
April 23, 2019
Indiana’s proposed budget boosts education spending. But does it go far enough on teacher salaries?
Indiana lawmakers unveiled a revised budget Tuesday afternoon that would pump $539 million more into K-12 schools.
April 18, 2019
To slow rising costs, district wants to help new Memphis teachers pay for college debt instead of retiree benefits
The district believes the change would be attractive to millennials who are “piled with debt,” said Lin Johnson, the deputy superintendent of finance and operations.
April 18, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher’s salary covered the basics. Then came everything her students needed
"I started my teaching career really anxious — anxious about all the policies and strategies and paperwork, etc. ... along with how much money I was not making."
April 12, 2019
State law requires merit pay for teachers, but Detroit teachers union will fight other attempts to pay some more than others
State law requires school districts in Michigan to include merit pay in the compensation system for teachers and administrators.
April 8, 2019
Teacher pay in Michigan isn’t just stagnating — it’s declining.
Teacher salaries in Michigan are declining.
March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
March 28, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher said he shouldn’t have to take a ‘vow of poverty’ to stay in the classroom
Teachers participated in a teacher pay-themed story slam co-hosted by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Chalkbeat, and Teachers Lounge Indy.
March 26, 2019
Kamala Harris wants to give American teachers a $13,500 average raise
The California senator’s proposal, outlined by her campaign Tuesday, aims to close the compensation gap between teachers and similarly educated professionals.
March 14, 2019
Parents and educators plead with Indiana lawmakers not to cut aid for ‘those who need it most’
Most of the people who testified before the state subcommittee criticized a House Republican proposal to cut $105 million for high-needs students.
March 13, 2019
Some New York City pre-K teachers mull a strike as de Blasio weighs presidential run
A union representing thousands of New York City prekindergarten teachers is laying the groundwork for a strike, casting a shadow on one of Mayor Bill…
March 12, 2019
Teachers are ‘ready to fight,’ says new Tennessee coalition inspired by strikes in other states
A new coalition seeks grassroot support to gauge whether Tennessee teachers are ready for collective action.
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