"I think my principal has his boys club of male teachers," Judy, a public middle-school teacher in New York, told Insider.
Parents at the $55,000 per year Dalton School complained after they found out about Justine Ang Fonte's sex-ed classes, the New York Post said.
Randi Weingarten says the American Federation of Teachers is "all in" on fully reopening schools. But there's always a "but."
Turns out when schools are closed for over a year, a lot of parents are forced to choose staying at home with their kids over looking for new jobs.
President Joe Biden's American Families Plan proposes $200 billion for universal pre-K and $109 billion for two years of free community college.
The Rhode Island Foundation raised $3.1 million for new teacher recruitment in Providence over the next five years, for about 125 positions.
Health and science experts from Anthony Fauci to the CDC say schools should be open. All available data shows that schools are among the safest public places during the pandemic. But many of the country’s most politically powerful teachers unions continue to move the goalposts, constantly adding new demands before […]
The video-sharing app TikTok has become wildly popular among Gen Z and millennial users. But it’s also home to an unexpected population: teachers. Teachers have used the platform to share their experiences with other educators, families, and students. TikTok has also inspired teachers to create support groups for fellow educators […]
Teachers have long faced financial hardships associated with the profession: they are paid 20% less than careers with similar degree requirements, the Economic Policy Institute found, and often have difficulty repaying student loans, according to Horace Mann. But since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, life has gotten even harder […]
The coronavirus pandemic has caused turmoil for education workers. In addition to teachers, school staff, such as bus drivers, faced layoffs and furloughs amid closures. A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts looked at figures from the Bureau of Labour Statistics to determine how employment in education has changed […]
On election day, Arizona voters passed Proposition 208, which would increase the income tax on those making $US250,000 to directly fund education. Creators of the proposition estimate that it will bring in $US940 million annually. Arizona’s governor, Republican Doug Ducey, had previously spoken out against the measure. Visit Business Insider’s […]
Julia Weaver is a preschool teacher in Ohio who has been teaching her students virtually during the pandemic. She teaches a group of 17 preschoolers through a mix of live Zoom calls and pre-recorded lessons uploaded to a Google Drive. Keeping her 3-year-old students’ attention spans engaged has been a […]
Fredrik deBoer is a writer, academic, and avowed Marxist who has contributed to outlets as varied as The New York Times, Politico, Gawker, Foreign Policy, The New Republic, and Jacobin. He’s also been a teacher at both the high school and college levels, and he just published his first book, […]
Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research found the gender pay gap between female and male teachers in Wisconsin widened after the state gutted union strength. Wisconsin passed a law in 2011 that barred unions from bargaining on behalf of teachers, and instead put the onus of negotiating for […]
Jay Van Bavel is a professor of psychology and neuroscience at New York University, which is currently following a hybrid learning model with both in-person classes and virtual instruction. On Wednesday, he got stuck in the elevator of his apartment building with his two kids, just 10 minutes before his […]
At least five teachers have died from COVID-19 in the US since the school year began in August. The teachers, spanning five states, have been identified as AshLee DeMarinis, Tom Slade, Demetria Bannister, Nacoma James, and Teresa Horn. Several tested positive for COVID-19 before their school years began, meaning they […]
Labour Day typically marks the beginning of the school year across the US, but the coronavirus pandemic has ensured that back-to-school season looks a little different this year. Some students are returning to classrooms while others are tuning into class from school-issued laptops. Insider spoke with a dozen teachers across […]