Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
States 8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism
Proposed bills in several states aim to ban "divisive concepts."
School Choice & Charters Oklahoma Charter Schools Granted Local Tax Revenue in 'Seismic' Settlement
A groundbreaking settlement will fundamentally change the way charter schools are funded in Oklahoma, despite vehement opposition.
School Climate & Safety Aging Buildings. Poor Ventilation. What Will It Take to Keep Coronavirus Out of Schools?
Spending millions to guard against COVID-19 spread, district leaders also must convince parents school buildings are safe.
School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Science The Art of Making Science Accessible and Relevant to All Students
Building science lessons around phenomena that students know equally and can see in their own lives is making the subject more relevant and interesting.
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Oklahoma
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
Assessment Oklahoma Ranks 49th on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a D-plus, has struggled with school finance issues and endured teacher strikes and battles over pay, but also earned B-plus for funding equity.
Federal Who Shows Up for Teachers? Coalition-Building in the Era of Educator Activism
"Teaching is a political act," argues teacher-turned-politician John Waldron. And it's going to take more organizing to rescue public education.
Law & Courts Sick Teachers Paying for Substitutes: Where and Why It’s Happening
A California teacher battling breast cancer made headlines recently when she was told state law required her to pay for the cost of a sub during her treatment. Where else are these kinds of sick leave policies in place? And why aren’t the unions doing more to fight them?
Special Education Parent of Spec. Ed. Student Spotlights Powerful Tool for Advocacy
One mother’s complaint to the state of Oklahoma regarding her child prompts a state order affecting students with disabilities throughout Tulsa.
Early Childhood Will Child-Care Services Help Recruit Teachers? Oklahoma District Aims to Find Out
A small school district in Oklahoma plans to offer low-cost daycare services to its employees next year in an effort to better compete with larger districts when it comes to recruiting and retaining teachers.
School & District Management I Was an Angry Teacher Fighting for Better Education Policy. Now, I'm Shaping It
What goes on behind all the closed doors in politics? Most teachers never get a chance to find out, writes teacher-turned-politician John Waldron.