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To make those little hearts go pitter patter. Parents at a San Francisco school are paying $71,000 for a gym teacher to provide class for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. The position was previously eliminated because of budget cuts. (The Bay Citizen)
Because love, and apparently confusion, are blind. A new mobile app marContinue Reading »
This is a guest blog written by Mark Anderson, winner of our $450 Teacher Sector prize in December.
It is well-known that teachers dip into their own pockets each year to furnish their classrooms and meet their students’ needs. President Obama even made a mention of it in his State of the Union address last month: Continue Reading »
We’re excited to (finally) announce that Mark Anderson, a fifth-grade special education teacher in the Bronx, won our Teacher Sector school supply contest. He gets $450 to put toward school supplies!
“We never have enough of anything,” said Anderson, who teaches in an inclusion classroom with another teacher. “I can think of a thousand ways to use it.”
Anderson, who previously worContinue Reading »
Cashing in on a job well done. Top Miami-Dade educators received bonus checks for good performance during a somewhat-surprise event Monday night. District officials rewarded the checks, between $4,000 and $25,000, as part of the federal Race to the Top merit pay program. While several states participate, Miami-Dade is believed to be the first to actually reward the bonus pay. The superintendentContinue Reading »
Clear speech. State officials in Arizona say immigrant teachers, albeit fluent, should not teach if they have a noticeable accent. Federal officials say it’s discrimination. (New York Times)
Shouldering the burden. Education reporter Linda Shaw argues that teachers are criticized – and left voiceless – in the ongoing conversation about education reform. Education Sector is trying to bridContinue Reading »
It’s the average amount spent on school supplies annually. And it’s the amount one lucky teacher will win for clicking “Like” on our new Facebook page, Teacher Sector, and answering our first poll question (it’s on the wall of the page). We won’t draw a winner until we get 500 teachers so please spread the word to teachers!