teacher pay
Public Education
Report: Ohio school spending rising; teacher pay, enrollment declining

(The Center Square) – Ohio schools spent nearly 15% more per student in 2020 than in 2002, while enrollment, the number of teachers and teacher pay dropped. According to a… Read More

March 1, 2024
Public Education
Tennessee House passes teacher pay raise, stops TEA dues collection

(The Center Square) – The Tennessee House approved a bill Wednesday to increase the base teacher salary to $50,000 in the state by the 2026-27 school year. The bill also… Read More

April 20, 2023
Oklahoma Senate approves private school tax credits, teacher pay raises

(The Center Square) – The Oklahoma Senate passed a bill that would give parents with an income of $250,000 a $7,500 private school tax credit. HB 1935 would give… Read More

April 3, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Texas lawmaker prioritizing school safety, teacher pay hikes, parental controls over explicit materials

(The Center Square) – Over the last few weeks, House Speaker Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, has announced in piecemeal fashion bills he says the state House must prioritize. Several he recently… Read More

March 16, 2023
Public Education
Bill would increase Tennessee teacher pay, stop payroll collection of union dues

(The Center Square) – A bill to both raise the minimum Tennessee teacher salary to $50,000 by 2026-27 and eliminate the option of districts collecting Tennessee Education Association dues from… Read More

March 13, 2023
Arkansas committee approves LEARNS bill

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas House Education Committee gave a “do pass” recommendation to a sweeping omnibus bill that would raise starting teacher salaries and provide “Educational Freedom… Read More

March 2, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Arkansas committee greenlights public teacher pay hike, universal school choice

(The Center Square) – The Arkansas Senate Education Committee gave a do-pass recommendation Wednesday to the Arkansas LEARNS bill, but not without some reservations from both Democrats and Republicans. Read More

February 23, 2023
Arkansas LEARNS education reform hits legislature

Allies of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders filed the Arkansas LEARNS bill in the state legislature this week, the anticipated education reforms promised when Huckabee Sanders ran… Read More

February 22, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Oklahoma GOP education plan raises teacher pay, gives tax credit for private school

(The Center Square) – Oklahoma public schools would get an increase of half a billion dollars in funding and parents would have access to a parental choice tax credit under… Read More

February 17, 2023
Public Education
Oklahoma state superintendent unveils incentive-based teacher pay plan, targets literacy, trashes ‘equity’

Oklahoma’s top education official scrapped an across-the-board pay raise for public school teachers and instead proposed rewarding the state’s best teachers. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters… Read More

January 27, 2023