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This map shows how much substitute teachers make in every state

The coronavirus pandemic is deepening the substitute teacher shortage that was already present in some parts of the country. As schools look to fill substitute teacher positions, we decided to look at how much money this occupation typically makes. The following map highlights the varying average annual salaries of short-term […]
This map shows how much substitute teachers make in every state
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The US states with the highest salaries for public school teachers

Some US teachers will return to in-person schooling in the upcoming weeks, and some school districts have already started the school year. These are the states where public school teachers made the highest average salaries in the 2018-2019 academic year, all of which are greater than the US average pay […]
The US states with the highest salaries for public school teachers
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A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become

Parker Williams, a 9-year-old elementary school student in Florida, made local news after giving his birthday money to his teacher. Williams attempted to give his teacher a $US15 pay bump because he thought “teachers don’t get paid enough.” Statistics show teachers get paid 21% less than similar jobs that require […]
A 9-year-old tried to give his teacher a ‘raise’ using his own birthday money — and it shows just how dire the teacher salary problem in the US has become
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A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion

The Chinese education startup VIPKid, which connects fluent English-speaking teachers with Chinese students, raised $US500 million in April for a valuation of over $US3 billion. The company is led by its 35-year-old high-school dropout founder, Cindy Mi, who believes the company can help bridge cultural gaps between China, the US, […]
A 35-year-old who dropped out of high school had a vision of a utopian future for China, the US, and the world — and it’s led her to the forefront of a tech startup worth $3 billion