Teacher Compensation

Financial Trends in Local Schools’ Covid-Aid Spending

(Updated with June 7 data) More than a year after Congress approved $122 billion…

School Staffing

Given the academic and social challenges that students face, many local…

National, Regional Trends in Educators’ Covid-Relief Spending

(Updated) With billions to spend in Covid-relief money, school districts and charters in every region…

Paraeducators: Growth, Diversity and a Dearth of Professional Supports

Amid discussions on how to diversify the teaching workforce, policymakers are looking toward paraeducators: teachers’ aides…

The Inequitable Effects of Teacher Layoffs

Widespread teacher layoffs, like those resulting from the Great Recession, have several negative repercussions that…

The Surprising Effects of Teacher Strikes on the Political Landscape

Teachers strikes often generate headlines where they’re taking place, but their influence can extend beyond…

Ways to Find and Keep Substitute Teachers

An estimated 500,000 to 600,000 substitute teachers serve in the nation’s classrooms every year, often…

The Pandemic and the Teacher Pay Problem

There have been countless headlines about the American education system’s struggles to educate 50…

Disrupted: The Path to School Reform in the Nation’s Capital

When the District of Columbia’s city councilors handed 36-year-old Mayor Adrian Fenty control of the…

What Influences Teacher Retention?

Attracting and retaining quality teachers is essential to improving student achievement. But what factors…

Where Biden and Sanders Stand On Education

While leading Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders have…