Education news. In context.
Diversity & Equity
Politics & Policy
Teaching & Classroom
Student & School Performance
Leadership & Management
Charters & Choice
Find a Job
How to be a Chalkbeat source
Republish Our Stories
Code of Ethics
Our News Partners
Work with Us
September 11, 2019
Report: Pension shortfall eats into Michigan teacher salaries
“The outlook for Michigan’s teacher salaries is gloomy,” the report says. “They have fallen victim to a crowding-out effect arising from the requirements to meet pension.
August 30, 2019
Memphis teacher salary average dipped to 11th in the state. Negotiations to change that haven’t progressed.
Compensation was among the top priorities of the two Memphis groups representing licensed educators as they started negotiating a new agreement with district leaders.
August 22, 2019
One in three Tennessee teachers wants to leave the profession, survey says
Results from the latest Tennessee Educator Survey are both encouraging and troubling as fewer candidates pursue the teaching profession.
August 19, 2019
‘This is not rocket science’: Indiana educators bring ideas for raising teacher pay to Holcomb’s commission
Monday night was the public’s first chance to provide input to the state commission tasked with making recommendations for how to improve teacher salaries.
August 19, 2019
As pre-K teachers celebrate pay raises, day care union seizes the moment to reach more schools
On the heels of a labor agreement to boost teacher pay, and with a merger with its much larger counterpart, DC 1707 is seizing the moment to try to grow.
August 5, 2019
Educators trusted with babies and toddlers don’t make a living wage — Illinois wants to change this
Across Illinois, early childhood educators are paid far less than their counterparts in K-12 schools. Under the proposal, teacher pay would start at about $40,000 a year.
July 26, 2019
Kamala Harris promises $2.5 billion for teacher prep programs at HBCUs to improve educator diversity
Presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposed in Indianapolis Friday infusing $2.5 billion into teacher preparation programs at historically black colleges.
out in public
Updated August 18, 2019
Want to weigh in on Indiana’s teacher pay debate? Here’s how you can offer input.
The governor’s teacher pay commission announced Monday a series of public meetings next month to solicit ideas for how to raise teacher salaries in Indiana.
June 25, 2019
Teachers organize pay protest at training conference for education employees
At least 60 teachers in bright red shirts confronted Indiana school administrators outside of a conference to demand higher pay and greater funding for public schools.
May 31, 2019
Tennessee bumps base teacher pay up to $36,000
The Tennessee State Board of Education approved a $1,000 increase for teachers with a bachelor’s degree and no teaching experience.
Updated May 31, 2019
Aurora teachers voting on agreement for a pay raise, while waiting for new salary model
Aurora voters overwhelmingly passed a local tax increase in November, in part to support a raise for teachers.
May 29, 2019
Why this Indianapolis educator says she makes more than what she’s paid
Indianapolis educator Chelsea Easter-Rose challenged teachers to explain to students that money doesn’t make you happy, and money doesn’t solve problems.
May 28, 2019
The governor appointed a commission to study teacher pay. So far, they’ve met behind closed doors
Gov. Holcomb's Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission has met privately at least six times, prompting further concerns that educators are being shut out of talks.
May 24, 2019
As negotiations continue in Detroit, the district and teachers union differ on using reserve fund to pay for salary increases
The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers many teachers are making less money today than they did a decade or more ago and he wants the district to boost their pay.
a closer look
May 21, 2019
Indiana lawmakers will scrutinize school funding, but virtual schools aren’t on the agenda this summer
Indiana lawmakers will take a closer look at how schools use money from property tax measures and how the state funds education for students in poverty.
In your inbox.
Chalkbeat New York
How I Teach
Ready or Not
Rise & Shine Colorado
Rise & Shine Detroit
Rise & Shine Indiana
Rise & Shine Tennessee
The Starting Line