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Teachers’ pay: Lib Dems’ David Laws calls for teacher pay rise

Teachers should be valued “through their pay packet”, says Liberal Democrat schools minister David Laws. Mr Laws told the National Association of Head Teachers it was “time to end the period of real pay cuts” for public sector staff. He

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Not saving early for college tuition is everyone’s problem. Here’s why

So, your neighbor’s kid just got accepted to Yale, and is worrying about how to pay for it, and you think it’s not your problem. Think again. You haven’t been living under a rock, and you know just how much

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Performance-based pay awarded to 49 city principals.

Eleanor Chute -Principals in Pittsburgh Public Schools are receiving performance-based pay of up to $11,500 each, with the largest amounts going to those leading the fastest-improving schools in the district. The average amount awarded to 49 principals was about $3,515.

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Share teachers to plug shortage, union chief tells schools

Russell Hobby of National Association of Head Teachers says members should act over crisis before ministers close schools or recruit unqualified teachers Schools must start plugging staff shortages by forming federations and sharing teachers in key subjects such as maths,

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Schools feeding and clothing pupils, say heads

By Sean Coughlan – Head teachers are warning that schools are having to act like “mini-welfare states” in having to provide food, spare uniform and even to wash clothes and provide showers for some pupils. The National Association of Head

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Teacher barred from the classroom after 49 complaints

Henrietta Cook -A teacher who allegedly let students play knife games, and failed to supervise a student who set fire to a book in class has been barred from teaching. The food technology teacher was also accused of asking a student, “do

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‘Master teachers’ set to be new classroom elite

Tristram Hunt says scheme would boost career structure and improve teacher retention Tristram Hunt with students at Thomas Telford School in Shropshire: “Day in, day out it is the teachers in our classrooms who hold the greatest influence over our

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International schools have their perks but I’m coming home

Despite the great work-life balance and impeccably behaved students in international schools, I miss the challenge and privilege of helping disadvantaged young people After a number of years working in an inner-city academy in London, I was fed up and

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Don’t blame poor children for their poor education

A new report says white working-class children are failing at school, and suggests their attitudes and lack of aspiration are the cause. This sounds like victim blaming to me It’s not just about poverty. The figures prove it. Just 32%

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Secret Teacher: why is getting a new job such a heinous crime?

Just because I have resigned, doesn’t mean I should be isolated from my colleagues and made to feel as though I’ve betrayed the school Dear Boss, I know you have taken me handing in my notice last week quite personally

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