Bill in Mississippi to Increase Teacher Pay

By The Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are making their opening bids on an increase in teacher pay, although there may be sweeter offers to come. The House Education Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 1349 , which proposes $500 increases in teacher salaries for each of the next two years,...

Colorado Teachers Continue #RedForEd

By Kelly Ragan and Fort Collins More than 100 Colorado teachers gathered at the Colorado Capitol Friday to welcome legislators into the 2019 session. They hoped the sea of #RedForEd shirts would encourage state lawmakers to prioritize education issues such as K-12 funding and a statewide teacher shortage.  Though not as robust as the April teacher protest that brought thousands...

South Carolina’s Teacher Bill of Rights

By Al Dozier  A delegation of educators from across the state showed up at the State House Dec. 12 to promote a “Teacher Bill of Rights” that calls for increased salaries and the elimination of “excessive and burdensome paperwork.” The effort comes at a time when the state is seeing a continuing shortage of teachers....

West Virginia Critical Math Teacher Shortage

By Jordan Nelson  West Virginia continues to suffer from a teacher shortage, an education official shared Monday, primarily due to teachers not being certified in the courses they teach.  During the Joint Standing Committee on Education meeting, Michele Blatt, Assistant Superintendent for Support & Accountability for the State Department of Education, said the state has dire need...

Why Do Teachers Quit?

By Elizabeth Mulvahill  Recently, WeAreTeachers posted an infographic from the Learning Policy Institute which addressed many of the frustrations and issues teachers are dealing with in today’s education culture. The infographic illustrated the top reasons cited as to why teachers quit the profession. The topic definitely struck a chord with our readers. We received an overwhelming...