Teachers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In a move meant to prepare for drastic budget cuts, officials in Rhode Island have issued pink slips to the city’s public school teachers. ALSO READ: WBW Honors: Toni Morrison Though the slips are currently just a precautionary measure, the Providence school district faces a $40 million deficit, leaving teacher’s futures in […]

NEW YORK — A $2.1 billion boost in projected tax revenue will keep the city from planning new cuts to services, but the city is forging ahead with previously announced cuts that would slice more than 6,000 teaching jobs, reduce library hours and pull millions of dollars for youth jobs, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Thursday […]

ATLANTA — Filmmaker Spike Lee joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan in issuing a call Monday for more black men to become teachers, making their plea at the country’s only all-male historically black college.

EL PASO, Texas — An El Paso high school dance teacher is accused of recording more than 200 videotapes of himself having sex with as many as 70 children, some of whom were elementary school age. Federal agents testified that they found the videos in the home of 34-year-old Marco Alferez. He was jailed without […]

Meet Melissa Petro — the teacher who gives a new twist to “sex ed.”

Democrats are poised to pass a bill today that will provide $26 billion in additional funding to help states cover Medicaid expenses and teacher salaries. To pay for the bill, however, they are accelerating the scale-back of food stamp payments — at a time when a record number of Americans are relying on food stamps.

The Schott foundation study showing that less than 50 percent of black males are graduating from high school is astounding and depressing – but not a revelation to many in the African American community.

WASHINGTON – Summoned back from summer break, the House on Tuesday pushed through an emergency $26 billion jobs bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 teachers, police and others from election-year layoffs. President Barack Obama immediately signed it into law.

The House passed a bill Tuesday afternoon providing $26.1 billion to cash-strapped state governments, and preventing roughly 161,000 teachers and 158,000 public works employees from being laid off. The vote was 247-161.

From TheGrio.com: We’re used to students harassing each other, but this might take the communion cake: two public high school teachers in Pompano Beach have been accused of sprinkling holy water on a colleague after she confessed herself an atheist.