Paraeducators are incredibly valuable to our schools. Unfortunately, the wages often aren’t adequate. Sometimes, the benefits are significant.
Paraeducators have had a dramatic impact on my time in education. They’re some of the most skilled and dedicated people, and have strong connections to the community. Yet, too few recognize their importance.
Being the principal of a school is like no other job I’ve ever had – and I’ve had some strange ones. It’s a balance of rewarding, frustrating, isolating, and sometimes outright overwhelming. I came to realize that everyone I interacted with had very different perceptions, misunderstandings, and expectations about the school principal.
The long summer paycheck gap is a challenge for new teachers trying to make financial progress. Here’s how we learned to manage it.
A program that creates ties between community and schools, supports candidates with incredible potential, and meets workforce needs? Grow your own programs can be powerful levers for positive change.
You want to make more money, but prefer to focus on your career instead of side hustling. The good news is teachers have ways to increase their salary.
Education budget cuts are coming. How they’re implemented at the local level can reinforce the wealth gap. Here’s how.
I changed assignments 8 times in my first ten years of teaching. Teacher moves can cause chaos and uncertainty. So, why do principals do it?
When the economy turns down and state budgets start shrinking, school districts begin looking at furlough days for teachers and other educators.
RIF (Reduction in Force) is a painful and frustrating thing to go through. It’s not personal, many of us have experienced it. Learn what you need to know and how to get through it. You’ll be back to work in no time!