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Texas School District to Arm Teachers

Texas School District to Arm Teachers

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LUBBOCK, Texas) — Educators in a Texas school district will soon be permitted to carry guns in the classroom, assuming they get approval from the school superintendent, pass a training course and obtain a concealed-handgun licen…

Why Men Don’t Teach Elementary School

Why Men Don’t Teach Elementary School

Courtesy Philip Wiederspan(ALLENTOWN, N.J.) — When Philip Wiederspan began teaching first-grade at age 25, he was the only male, except for the gym teacher. His former New Jersey college friends would look at him in shock when they learned his profess…

Pre-Sequester Pink Slips? Duncan Stretches Impact on Teachers

Pre-Sequester Pink Slips? Duncan Stretches Impact on Teachers

Paul Morigi/WireImage(WASHINGTON) — At the White House Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan sounded the alarm over looming automatic cuts to the nation’s school system, warning that as many as 40,000 teachers could lose their jobs with som…

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown Shootings

More Teachers Learning How to Handle Guns in Wake of Newtown Shootings

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BENNETT, Colo.) — With the shootings in Newtown, Conn., still fresh in the minds of most teachers across the nation, some have decided to take matters of protection into their own hands.In Bennett, Colo., for instance, police of…

Former NFL Cheerleader, Teacher Avoids Jail Time for Student Affair

Former NFL Cheerleader, Teacher Avoids Jail Time for Student Affair

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Sarah Jones, a former high school English teacher in Kentucky who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old student, will not go to jail or have to register as a sex offender, according to the terms of a plea deal entered Mo…

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Chicago Teachers Vote to End Strike

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers strike in 25 years will come to an end after a week and a half when the teachers union’s delegates Tuesday decided to return to school Wednesday.Public school teachers emerged from a delegat…

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Chicago Teachers Union Won’t Vote on Contract Deal; Strike Continues

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago teachers union delegates declined to vote on Sunday for a tentative agreement reached in negotiations this past week, so the city’s first teachers’ strike in over two decades will now continue into a second …

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Chicago Teachers’ Strike Nearing an End as ‘Tentative’ Agreement Reached

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter of a century is coming to an end after a five-day lock-out full of heated negotiations, which resulted in both sides reaching a “tentative agreement&rd…

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The teacher’s strike in Chicago has the potential to become a big GOP talking point on the campaign trail if it continues to drag on.Why?  The obvious reason is the close connection Obama has with Chicago.&n…

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago teachers’ strike will stretch into a third day Wednesday after negotiators failed to reach a deal yet again Tuesday evening.After another long day of talks, David Vitale, the president of the Chica…

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Chicago Teachers Union Says It’s Been Given an Ultimatum

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago teachers’ strike will stretch into a third day Wednesday after negotiators failed to reach a deal yet again Tuesday evening.After another long day of talks, David Vitale, the president of the Chica…

Chicago Strike Highlights Teacher’s Pay

Chicago Strike Highlights Teacher’s Pay

ABC News/Ma’ayan Rosenzweig(NEW YORK) — Teacher pay is back in the headlines as Chicago school teachers went on strike Monday.The average teacher salary is $71,236 in the Chicago Public School district, which includes elementary schools and high schoo…

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — As Chicago teachers and administrators walked on picket lines Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “wrong … for our children” and urged negotiators to “stay at the table.”The strike is the first teachers strike …

Romney Calls on Obama to ‘Stand Up’ for Chicago Kids in Light of Teacher Strike

Romney Calls on Obama to ‘Stand Up’ for Chicago Kids in Light of Teacher Strike

Saul Loeb/AFP/J.D. Pooley/GettyImages(LAKE FOREST, Ill.) — Mitt Romney Monday night called on President Obama to take a stand on the Chicago Teacher’s Union strike, which is about to enter its second day in which 400,000 students will be shut ou…

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Paul Ryan crossed party lines and voiced support for one of President Obama’s biggest backers Monday, saying, “We stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel” in his fight with Chicago’s teachers, w…

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today had a blunt message for negotiators involved in the ongoing teachers strike, the city’s first in a quarter of a century: “Stay at the table. Finish it for our children.&r…

Obama Unveils Corps to Recognize Top Math, Science Teachers

Obama Unveils Corps to Recognize Top Math, Science Teachers

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Wednesday is announcing a plan to create a “Master Teacher Corps” to recognize outstanding math and science teachers and incentivize educators to enter the field. “If Ameri…

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?

Michigan Teacher Disciplined for Not Giving Boss Facebook Access?

Courtesy Kimberly Hester(CASSAPOLIS, Mich.) — When Kimberly Hester of Cass County, Mich. posted with permission a photo a coworker sent her on Facebook, she didn’t think it would offend the public school where she taught, or lead the superintendent to…

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