Teacher Says He Was Suspended For Serving Pancakes During State TestA middle school teacher in Pennsylvania is reportedly heading back to work just days after he was suspended for serving his students pancakes during a state exam.
Teacher Rebellion Puts Red State Leaders On The DefensiveA teacher rebellion in red states from West Virginia to Arizona has put Republicans on the defensive, forcing them to walk a fine line in the months before midterm elections between placating constituents who are angry over education cuts and conservative supporters who want a smaller government and low taxes.
Expert: Minnesota Teachers Aren't Protesting, Just Leaving The ProfessionFor the second day in a row, thousands of teachers in Oklahoma shut down schools and marched on the state capitol, demanding higher pay.
Oklahoma Teachers Walk Out For 2nd Day To Protest Education CutsMany schools will remain closed for a second day in Oklahoma Tuesday as teachers rally for higher pay and education funding in a rebellion that has hit several Republican-led states across the country.
Parents Gift Son's Teachers Wine Bottles With His Face On Them Since He's 'The Reason You Drink'Under the boy's picture was the message, "our child might be the reason you drink, so enjoy this bottle on us!"
Racial Tensions, Diversity At The Fore Of Teachers’ ConventionThe 3,000 delegates attending the national convention are not just teachers, but also specialists in a variety of fields like psychology, nutrition and special education.
Faculty Calls Out U. Iowa President's 'Should Be Shot' CommentFaculty groups are calling for University of Iowa president Bruce Harreld to face consequences for suggesting that unprepared teachers "should be shot." Chapters of the American Association of University Professors at Iowa's three public universities say the insensitive remark calls into question Harreld's leadership abilities.
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Union Leader: School Board Member Should Resign After Anti-Muslim CommentsThe head of Columbia Heights' teachers union has called on an embattled school board member to denounce anti-Muslim comments attributed to him on social media or resign. Grant Nichols had admitted to Columbia Heights' school board chairman that he is responsible for comments posted to his Facebook page in early September about Muslims.
House GOP Finalizing Bid In Education Funding DebateRepublicans in the Minnesota House are firming up their stance on one of the session's biggest issues: education. A floor session on the GOP's education budget was expected to last hours Saturday. The House would spend about $157 million more on schools and families over the next two years. The bulk of that is in money districts can use however they like.
Education Advocates Duel Over Teacher Layoff BillsA move to minimize the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions continued to draw heavy debate in its first Senate test. House Republicans and at least one Democratic senator want evaluations to play a role in the decision to lay off educators when school budgets are tight.
House Votes To Reduce Seniority As Teacher Layoff FactorThe Minnesota House has passed a divisive Republican bill that would minimize the role of seniority in teacher layoff decisions statewide. School boards would be required to include evaluations of teachers in layoff decisions under the proposal.