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.
School Choice & Charters Two Catholic Schools Were Asked to Fire Gay Teachers. Here's What They Did
The Indianapolis archbishop has ordered Catholic high schools in the city to dismiss teachers who are married to someone of the same sex, or sever ties with the archdiocese.
Teaching Profession Lawsuit to Overturn New York's Teacher-Tenure Laws Heads to Trial
A case challenging New York's teacher-tenure laws will move to trial despite the union's attempts to dismiss it, an appellate court ruled.
Recruitment & Retention No Such Thing as 'Tenure' or 'Permanent Teachers,' Colorado Court Rules
Colorado's Supreme Court last week ruled against teachers who are fighting a state law that allows school districts to put teachers on unpaid leave without a hearing.