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July 8, 2019
Want to weigh in on Indiana’s teacher pay debate? Here’s how you can offer input.
The governor’s teacher pay commission announced Monday a series of public meetings next month to solicit ideas for how to raise teacher salaries in Indiana.
June 25, 2019
Teachers organize pay protest at training conference for education employees
At least 60 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for public schools.
May 31, 2019
Tennessee bumps base teacher pay up to $36,000
The Tennessee State Board of Education approved a $1,000 increase for teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no teaching experience.
Updated May 31, 2019
Aurora teachers voting on agreement for a pay raise, while waiting for new salary model
Aurora voters overwhelmingly passed a local tax increase in November, in part to support a raise for teachers.
May 29, 2019
Why this Indianapolis educator says she makes more than what she’s paid
Indianapolis educator Chelsea Easter-Rose challenged teachers to explain to students that money doesn’t make you happy, and money doesn’t solve problems.
May 28, 2019
The governor appointed a commission to study teacher pay. So far, they’ve met behind closed doors
Gov. Holcomb's Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission has met privately at least six times, prompting further concerns that educators are being shut out of talks.
May 24, 2019
As negotiations continue in Detroit, the district and teachers union differ on using reserve fund to pay for salary increases
The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers many teachers are making less money today than they did a decade or more ago and he wants the district to boost their pay.
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May 21, 2019
Indiana lawmakers will scrutinize school funding, but virtual schools aren’t on the agenda this summer
Indiana lawmakers will take a closer look at how schools use money from property tax measures and how the state funds education for students in poverty.
May 15, 2019
How a second job as a singing gondolier gave this Indianapolis teacher a shot at fame
By day, Derek Gould is a teacher at Paramount Brookside. When he’s not at school and the weather’s nice, he’s a singing gondolier along the downtown canal.
April 30, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher works a second job until 2 a.m. But he doesn’t want to leave the classroom
"If I was a full-time server at that same restaurant, I’d make $18,000 more a year than I do as a teacher," said Indianapolis Public Schools teacher Jack Hesser.
April 29, 2019
‘We’re not there yet,’ Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb says on raising teacher pay
Republican leaders and some education advocates declared “tremendous success” for education, but others felt lawmakers left big issues on the table — like teacher pay.
April 26, 2019
Denver school board ratifies deal that will give teachers an average 11.7% pay hike
Union members ratified the agreement two months ago, leaving the school board vote as the last step to making it official.
April 23, 2019
Indiana’s proposed budget boosts education spending. But does it go far enough on teacher salaries?
Indiana lawmakers unveiled a revised budget Tuesday afternoon that would pump $539 million more into K-12 schools.
April 18, 2019
To slow rising costs, district wants to help new Memphis teachers pay for college debt instead of retiree benefits
The district believes the change would be attractive to millennials who are “piled with debt,” said Lin Johnson, the deputy superintendent of finance and operations.
April 18, 2019
This Indianapolis teacher’s salary covered the basics. Then came everything her students needed
"I started my teaching career really anxious — anxious about all the policies and strategies and paperwork, etc. ... along with how much money I was not making."
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