Obituaries Local News Sports Idaho Politics 68° Full Menu 68° Home eEdition Customer Service Customer Service Mobile & Apps Archives Buy Photos and Pages Contact Us Newsletters Newspaper in Education Subscribe Subscriber Services News News Boise West Ada Canyon County Crime State News Nation/World News Databases Education Environment Idahoans in the Military Weather Traffic Helping Works In the Classroom Our Community Sports Sports Boise State Football Boise State Basketball Idaho Vandals High Schools Bronco Beat Chadd Cripe Varsity Extra Blog NFL NBA NHL MLB Golf Politics Idaho Politics Elections Government and Business Capitol & State Letters from the West National Politics Business Business Business Insider Business Columns & Blogs Personal Finance Legal Notices Opinion Opinion Editorials Bill Manny Editorial Cartoons Letters to the Editor Guest Opinion … [Read more...] about Is Idaho the next Oklahoma for educators? Take steps now to preserve public education.
After nearly a week on strike, public school teachers are back in their classrooms and schools are open. A new state budget intended to give Arizona teachers an average 19 percent raise over three years has been passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor.Teachers and supporters of the #RedForEd movement have done what for years has appeared impossible in Arizona — push the Republican Legislature and governor to boost spending on teacher pay by more than the nominal and infrequent raises in the low single digits.But the walkout, and the sense of urgency that fueled it, has always been about more than teacher pay.To hear Republican lawmakers tell it, they are the heroes of this saga, bestowing raises on deserving teachers. While the walkouts were happening, critics blasted the teachers and organizers of the #RedForEd movement for playing politics, but once the budget was signed, the self-congratulatory press releases were sent.Everything is political, especially in … [Read more...] about Star Opinion: Why we still need to fight for public education
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Sen. Michael Bennet: 'We need to do better' on public education funding in Colorado Sen. Bennet, speaking against the backdrop of Lesher Middle School and national teacher protests, calls for better investment in public schools. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Nick Coltrain, [email protected] Published 6:06 p.m. MT May 4, 2018 | Updated 6:14 p.m. MT May 4, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN EMAIL MORE Against the backdrop of a school helmed by a nationally recognized principal, and a national climate of teacher protests over public education funding, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet made a simple statement Thursday: "We need to … [Read more...] about Sen. Michael Bennet: ‘We need to do better’ on public education funding in Colorado
Intro Providing your child with a good education is a concern at the forefront of most parents’ minds. In fact, when Haven Life surveyed Millennial parents, they found that 30% named education as a top financial priority.Whether it’s paying for private education or purposefully buying a home in the best school district, if it’s financially feasible, most parents will do anything to give their kids the very best. Fortunately, some states offer top public education that can be a little gentler on your wallet. So that begs the question: is your state’s education standards aligning with your own hopes and dreams for your little ones?In April of 2018, the Institute of Education Sciences released disappointing results from the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The NAEP, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, is a continuing assessment of American students’ proficiencies across math, reading, and other subjects. This … [Read more...] about The 25 states with the best public education
WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos met privately with the nation’s top teachers Monday and asked them to talk about the obstacles they face in doing their jobs. At least one of those teachers told DeVos some of her policies were hurting public education.“We have a problem where public money is siphoned off from the public schools and given to children who are going to charter and private schools,” Oklahoma’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Jon Hazell said.DeVos’ response shocked him, he said.“She immediately answered that it was her goal to redefine what education is and that she wants to call all of it public education,” said Hazell, a high school science teacher at Durant, Oklahoma.Hazell was among 50 teachers who were in Washington representing their states as teachers of the year. The visit from DeVos was a surprise.Hazell said he told DeVos how funding for charter schools and private school vouchers had further strained his … [Read more...] about Oklahoma teacher of the year shocked Betsy DeVos ‘redefines’ private schools as part of public education system