Budget & Finance A Flood of Federal Cash and Then Layoffs. What Gives?
Some districts are cutting dozens of positions or scaling back programs to account for declining enrollment and inflationary pressure.
Budget & Finance Schools Got Tons of Federal COVID Money. Why Some Are Laying Off Anyway
The realities of school district finance is clashing with the mainstream idea that schools are all flush with cash.
Curriculum Teacher Fired for Lesson on White Privilege Loses Appeal
Matthew Hawn told students, "white privilege is a fact," and was accused by administrators of breaking the state's teacher code of ethics.
Curriculum He Taught About White Privilege and Got Fired. Now He's Fighting to Get His Job Back
Matthew Hawn is an early casualty in this year's fight over how teachers can discuss with students America's struggle with racism.
School & District Management Disciplining Educators: How Schools Should Tackle Conduct Concerns After the Insurrection
School employees and officials in at least eight states have drawn criticism and reprimands following last week's U.S. Capitol insurrection.
Education Funding Fact Check: What Joe Biden Got Wrong About Teacher Job Loss
President-elect Joe Biden said 666,000 teachers have been laid off during the coronavirus crisis. But the real number isn't as big.
School & District Management Thousands of Educators Laid Off Already Due to COVID-19, and More Expected
The job losses in dozens of school districts so far reflect deep economic strain and mounting challenges for the 2020-21 academic year.
School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
Reading & Literacy As COVID-19 Budget Cuts Loom, Relevance of School Librarians Put to the Test
From California to Pennsylvania, school librarians are on edge as district and school leaders across the country seek ways to cut back expenses amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Law & Courts Opinion Teacher: I Was Fired for Being Gay. Now It Can't Happen to Anyone Else
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling was a victory, but it doesn’t take away the hurt of losing my students in a cold February, writes Brett Bigham.
Teaching Profession Opinion How to Make the Coming Teacher Layoffs Hurt Schools and Students Less
If budget cuts force pink slips, many districts leaders may be able to protect their most effective teachers, especially in schools where turnover is high.
Budget & Finance Here's How Many Teaching Jobs Could Be Lost in Each State in a COVID-19 Recession
There could be an 8.4 percent reduction in the U.S. teaching corps, according to a new analysis by the Learning Policy Institute.
Teaching Profession Nearly 300,000 Teacher Jobs at Risk if Feds Don't Step Up, Big Districts Warn
Without federal money, the coronavirus pandemic would create an "educational catastrophe," the Council of the Great City Schools has said.