High School Seniors Honor Influential Teachers

By Stephanie Bachman  POCATELLO — Local high school seniors honored their teachers on March 28 during the eighth Teacher Appreciation Night hosted by Pocatello’s North Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twenty-five students each recognized one influential elementary or high school teacher who has had a positive impact on their...

Oklahoma Teachers Continue to Strive for Change

By Emily Tucker  A year after 2018’s teacher walkout, ripples are still being made in Oklahoma, influencing legislation and inspiring members of the OU community.   What began with a passionate meeting held by Oklahoma teachers on March 2, 2018, transformed into a statewide walkout within a month, when on April 2, 2018 teachers collectively...

Inspiring Teacher of the Week

By Jeff Rivenbark  BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Walk the halls at Brunswick County Early College High School and you’ll see the school’s mascot prominently displayed. The “firebird” represents rising from ashes to fly again. That’s a lesson every ninth grader learns in Alise White’s “Freshman Success” program. Every student enrolled at the school must...

Florida Cuts Costs of Teacher Certification Exams

By  Jeffrey S. Solochek After months of complaints over the state’s teacher certification exams, which have cost thousands of educators their jobs, the Florida Board of Education agreed to reduce the fee teachers pay for retakes. Among the changes: • Registration to retake one of the four General Knowledge subtests will drop from $150 to...

Serious Teacher Shortage in Illinois Continues to Grow

By Angela Kerndl  A statewide study from regional school superintendents found that Illinois’ serious teacher shortage continues to worsen, especially in school districts in central and southern Illinois. The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, representing the leaders of Regional Offices of Education and Intermediate Service Centers in all 102 Illinois counties, heard from...

20 Year Old Teachers in Classrooms in Mississippi

By Ellen Ciurczak Teachers as young as 20 — an age that, in some cases, would make them only a couple of years older than their students — could soon be coming to classrooms in Mississippi.  A new agreement between the University of Southern Mississippi and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College allows high school juniors and seniors...