Education


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Michigan’s Teacher Shortage Is So Bad the State Had to Hire 2,500 Long-Term Substitutes

A new report out this week offers solutions from the people who understand these issues the best—the teachers.

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Thousands Marched in Raleigh to Call for Change. We Talked to Four People About Why.

“If we don’t come together and vote—vote—we’re going to be in a hell of a mess,” one 70-year-old woman said.

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Schools Lost $4 Billion After Decade of Cuts and Diversions

New analysis shows how tax money flows to private schools, tax cuts for wealthy

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Tired of Cutbacks and Low Pay, North Carolina Teachers Consider Striking

The North Carolina Association of Educators is gauging interest to see how far teachers are willing to go to push back against draconian cuts to public education.

Iowa Head Start Programs Will Receive a $3M Funding Boost

Rep. Abby Finkenauer announced grant for the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation

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Philadelphia Schools Are Rife With Asbestos. Now the Teachers Union Is Suing.

In recent weeks, six schools have closed temporarily after testing positive for airborne asbestos, which can cause fatal illnesses such as mesothelioma and lung cancer.

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Inside the Fight to Get a $100 Million Boost to Special Education In Pennsylvania

Between 2008 and 2018, Pennsylvania increased special education funding by $95 million; during the same period, however, the total cost of these programs skyrocketed by $1.7 billion.