How the American Education System is Failing

How the American Education System is Failing A revolutionary solution to helping the chronic disinvestment – online education. By Rimsha Syed This year, teacher walkouts and protests dominated the k-12 education sphere, bringing deeply embedded and longstanding disinvestment issues to light. Classrooms, districts, states, and the country as a whole have been severely impacted...

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...

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...

Emergency-certified Teachers Prepare for Requirement Exams

By  KFOR-TV AND K. QUERRY MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – Thousands of teachers who are currently working in Oklahoma classrooms didn’t start out their careers hoping to end up in a local school. Instead, they decided to leave their previous careers to become emergency-certified teachers as the state experienced a teacher shortage. While thousands of emergency-certified...