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Will 2020 Nurture Transformation, or a Return to Normal?

To last in the long term, new processes have to show they're better than old ones
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Growth in Administrative Staff, Assistant Principals Far Outpaces Teacher Hiring

Labor Department counts 271,020 K-12 “education administrators,” with an average wage of more than $100,000 a year
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When it Comes to School Funds, Hold-Harmless Provisions Aren’t “Harmless”

Funding crunch is a chance to revise, remove arcane, inequitable grandfather clauses

Teacher Pension Plans and the Covid Recession

Any federal bailout should come with conditions attached

Professionalizing Teaching and Winning the Salary Wars

‘Grand bargain’ would feature higher pay and increased accountability.

You Might Be Surprised Which States Prioritize Higher Teacher Salaries

The U.S. is spending dramatically more per pupil than in decades past, yet teacher salaries have barely kept pace with inflation.

Dear Districts: These Are the Glory Days. Are You Ready for Tomorrow’s Financial Pain?

Just like the years leading up to 2008, the last few years have yielded stronger growth in funds for schooling. And just like in 2008, there are signs of trouble ahead.

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