Teachers Spending Significant Amounts Out of Pocket to Help Students

This week, the National Center For Education Statistics issued a report on teachers spending their own money to purchase school supplies. The results of the survey were surprising in many ways. The survey found that 94 percent of the teachers in the United States were spending their own money to purchase school supplies and other […]... Read More

Bill Gates Donates over $40 Million to Influence State Education

The Associated Press reported that Bill Gates’s charity has donated $44 million to organizations since 2016 in an effort to influence states’ education agendas. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation channeled the funds into research in favor of Gates’s interests, purchased positive media releases and influenced Tennessee’s new education plans. The donations began after the […]... Read More

Most Teachers Purchase Their Own School Supplies

The average teacher spent nearly $500 on school supplies during the 2014 to 2015 school year. Seven percent of teachers spend more than $1,000 on school supplies. Teachers spend more money when they work in a high-poverty school than in a wealthier school. Fifty percent of public schools are eligible for the free lunch program. […]... Read More

Top Teachers In US Get Oppertunity To Meet At White House

Some of the top teachers in the United States were given a rare opportunity recently to meet with the President of the United States. This meeting followed a contentious meeting with Betsy DeVos, Secretary Of Education, and served to give these educators an opportunity to stress the importance of kindness and empathy.   The winners […]... Read More

Arizona State Legislature Approves 20% Raise for Striking Teachers

The Arizona Senate has passed legislation approving a budget plan that provides significant raises for school teachers who have been on strike for six days. The measure, which was signed by Governor Doug Ducey just before dawn, will see teachers receive 9 percent raises in the fall, along with additional 5 percent raises in school […]... Read More