A Map Of The Average Teachers Salaries

Posted on July 12, 2018 in Education Education News

The financial people at How Much put together a map showing the average earnings of middle to high school teachers across the state. They got the numbers from looking at data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. As you may suspect, when looking at the map the numbers range all over the board. There are places where teachers get a good paycheck and places that were not as good.

The highest paying state for teachers was New York with an average salary of $81,613. The New York teacher website confirms this number for teachers who have a masters and years of experience teaching in a school. New teachers earn $56,711 If they only have a bachelors degree, and $63,751 if they have a masters with no previous experience.

The second on the list was Alaska with an average salary of $80,627. In Alaska, the beginning pay seems to vary from district to district. The salary for high school teachers seems consistent with the map How Much put together. The highest paying teacher position in Alaska seems to be English language and literacy teachers getting an average of $85,380. The lowest was preschool teachers only earning $ 35,120.

The third highest paying school on the list is Connecticut with a salary of $78,567. The numbers seemed consistent for a teacher in Connecticut that had taught for at least six years. The bare minimum salary for a teacher with a bachelor degree and no prior experience ranged from $ 37, 500 to $58,500.

The lowest paying state for teachers was Oklahoma at $40,530. It is not surprising considering the strikes the teachers have recently held there over pay. The minimum a teacher can make there with no experience and a bachelor’s degree is $31,600. A teacher with years of experience and a masters degree can only hope to make $44,950.

The second lowest paying state for teachers was South Dakota at $41,570. The minimum a teacher can make with a bachelor’s degree and no experience is $37, 680.

What we can learn from the map How much put together as while some states are doing great at giving teachers the pay they deserve. There is still a huge pay difference in some states.

Students, Per Studies, Don’t Perform Too “Hot” When Forced To Be In Hot Classrooms

Posted on July 11, 2018 in Education Education News

Believe it or not, some schools across the United States of America don’t have access to air conditioning, even though the country has the greatest economy and is generally considered to be one of the best educational landscapes across the globe. As if common sense didn’t prove it to be true already, recent peer-reviewed research indicates that students forced to learn in classrooms without working air conditioning perform significantly worse than their more-fortunate counterparts who are granted the luxury of air conditioning.

According to a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research that placed average classroom and schoolwide temperatures aside standardized test scores, students exposed to comparatively warmer classrooms don’t perform as well as those in schools with lower temperatures.

While such research certainly doesn’t suggest that administrators, teachers, or maintenance workers should force kids to learn in environments that are freezing cold, it’s safe to assume that the phenomenon it found holds true on both an ongoing and interim basis – students exposed to classrooms without air conditioning for just a few hours don’t perform well, nor do those who spend most or all of their time at school in classrooms with no air conditioning over the long haul.

The National Bureau of Economic Research study compared weather data published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), pronounced like the biblical name “Noah,” with scores on the PSAT, or the practice version of the SAT, a test commonly used to determine college readiness.

More than 10 million students’ scores were used to make the aforementioned assumption. Further, they had to have taken the PSAT at least two times. All data concerns students in schools from 2001 and 2014.


A Smile And A Handshake Can Be Beneficial To A Child

Posted on July 10, 2018 in Character Education Builders Education Education News

Besides the basic core subjects that are taught in school, children learn many character education builders that could benefit for the rest of their lives. As children grow, they remember some of the little things that a teacher instilled in them. They are inspired to keep up certain positive behaviors that are practiced in the classroom. Establishing routines and , and practicing them on a regular basis helps small children maintain good character traits. Teachers have different ways of getting through to their students. Repetition is one of the key components for ensuring that students learn a desired behavior.

A kindergarten teacher in a North Texas school has a sure way of teaching her students that there is someone who cares, and is willing to be your friend. The teacher expressed that starting every day with a handshake and a smile will teach her students good manners , which is rarely seen in today’s society. The Fort Worth kindergarten teacher posted a video of her students as they did their morning greeting, and it has since gone viral. Each student gets the opportunity to be the daily greeter. The other students line up outside the classroom to give the greeter a handshake and a smile before they enter into the classroom. Your text to link…

Many people can look back to the days when they were young elementary students and recall some very important practice that helped shape them into productive citizens. There was always a favorite teacher who stood out in your mind as being the one to make the biggest impression on your formative years. Ms. Bales, the Fort Worth kindergarten teacher, hoped that her practices would help with her student’s development. Wanting a child to grow up with a strong sense of what it means to be friendly, polite, and courteous to others, is what teachers, and parents alike, desire for their children. Children take with them many positive influences from their teachers.


United States Public Schools Can No Longer Afford Librarians

Posted on July 9, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education Public School

Federal data has revealed United States public schools are unable to afford librarians. Schools have lost nineteen percent of their librarians from 1999 through 2000 and from 2015 through 2016. This is the largest decrease since the 2008 Great Recession. The minority districts have taken the hardest hits. 75 percent of all districts retaining their librarians have been white since 2005. The librarians lost in the twenty districts comprised populations of 78 percent students of color. The library sector in the public schools has not come back and minorities are being hit the hardest.

The loss in certain states was worse. Florida has 67 school districts. There has been a 27 percent drop in librarians since 2005. Some school districts have no librarians left. There are libraries being run by paraprofessionals but the cost begins at $14.60 each hour. Budget cuts are decimating librarians with Master’s degrees. They are being replaced with less qualified positions. School administrators have risen 28 percent, instructional aides 19 percent and counselors 11 percent. The hope is administrative positions will be available for the unemployed librarians. Support staff decreased from 46,000 to less than 26,000. This is a decrease of 45 percent occurring at the same time there was a decrease of 20 percent in the librarians. For additional details please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/adamrowe1/2018/05/21/u-s-public-schools-have-lost-20-of-their-librarians-since-2000/#f2e8245ce54d.

It is hard to use data to pinpoint what the future impact will be from the loss of librarians in public schools. Recent studies have revealed the academics of the students are negatively impacted. A 2011 nationwide study showed the reading scores of 4th grade students dropped when the librarians were lost. A study conducted in 2012 focused on Colorado. The correlation was very similar. From 2005 until 2011 the schools with endorsed librarians or those that maintained their librarians had more students achieving an advanced reading level. The performance of these students increased much more than the students in schools with no librarian or that had lost their librarian.


Michelle Obama Gives Princeton Students a Word of Wisdom and Pictures from her Past

Posted on July 8, 2018 in Education Education News Michelle Obama

Senior Princeton students recently graduated this past May. During their graduation ceremony they were visited by former first lady Michelle Obama. She had encouraged the students to be brave and don’t give up on their schooling. Mrs. Obama also told them that she was scared during her college years.

Mrs. Obama attended Princeton in the early 1980s. She was one of a few black students on the campus at the time. She was also the first-generation college student in her family. The former first lady first few years at Princeton was very tough. While things were challenging for her at Princeton, she did not give in to her situation. Instead, she gained support and made friends. She also did her best to fit in. Eventually, Mrs. Obama made progress and settled into the school.

The Huffington Post featured an article about this story back in May of 2018. During her lecture to Princeton students, Mrs. Obama shared with them some past photos from her life. She is now 54-years-old and she showed the audience pictures from her youth. In one photo, Mrs. Obama is standing on a couch with her dad and mom. She was no older than 6 or 7 in the picture. The former first lady said that she learned a lot about life from her mom and dad. She stated that her mom taught her how to think for herself and to use her voice. She credited her dad for teaching her how to laugh often, work hard and to keep her word.

Another important message that she gave to students was that they should not use excuses not to complete their schooling. Getting an education is very important because it helps to improve a person’s quality of life. Mrs. Obama wanted the students to succeed and to become productive members of society and strong supporters in their family. She also told the students that she would be sharing more photos from her life with them. She did this for inspiration and to show them that anyone can make it in life.


Betsy Devos Meets a Transgender Teen who Supports this Lifestyle

Posted on July 7, 2018 in Betsy DeVos U.S. Secretary of Education

The current U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, visited a public school within her home state of Michigan. She traveled to the Grand Rapids Public Museum School within her home city of Grand Rapids. Secretary Devos visited the school for a round table discussion about issues impacting the field of education. During her visit, Devos encountered Torin Hodgman. He is a transgender student who wanted to get her to further acknowledge the issues and problems that people like him face.

Hodgman was dressed in a white outfit and was wearing a transgender flag. Before she attended a roundtable meeting, she was interacting with students regarding science projects. Mrs. Devos was discovering what the students were learning about science over the past school year.

While Hodgman moved around with Secretary Devos, she did not pay him any mind. She focused on the science students and their projects. Hodgman didn’t mind that Devos did not speak with him. However, he knew that she realized what he represented. Remember that Secretary Devos supported transgender policies during 2017 but in February of 2018, the Trump administration did away with transgender protections at public schools. Transgender students could no longer use a bathroom that corresponded to their gender identity.

Hodgman knows that transgender people routinely face violence, threats, verbal abuse and are forced into isolation. Mrs. Devos is not turning her back on the transgender community but she can no longer afford to go against her administration. The Huffington Post stated that the Department of Education will no longer investigate any complaints by transgender people being barred from their corresponding gender identity.

The issue of transgenderism inside of public schools is not an easy subject to clear up. Secretary Devos must take a balanced approach to this issue. She has to ensure that transgender rights are being protected while maintaining safety within a public bathroom setting. Hodgman will continue to represent transgender people. He hopes that his presence near Mrs. Devos during her visit will get her to start acting on their behalf once again.


People on Jimmy Kimmel Live Apologize to Teachers for Past Mistakes

Posted on July 6, 2018 in Jimmy Kimmel Live

Most teachers put up with a lot of grief in school. Students are unruly, they don’t like to listen and most will argue with a teacher every chance they get. Some teachers really put up with a lot of crap from their previous students. What is amazing about this truth is that students who did these wrong things knew that they were doing bad and not caring.

Late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel, went to the streets of Hollywood. He wanted to find some people to apologize about the past grief they gave to their teachers. Huffington Post featured this segment of Jimmy Kimmel Live on their site on a video. Let’s take a look at what some former students had to apologize about after harassing their teacher.

One young lady apologized for failing an exam because she was drunk. Another guy said that he was sorry for constantly kicking his kindergarten teacher for no reason at all. Kimmel interviewed a guy who stated that he and some of his pals stole a teacher’s car and somehow put it on the roof of a building. Some people went as far as stealing their teacher’s checkbook and went to jail for the act.

All of these apologies were given during Teachers Appreciation Week. Many teachers know and understand that they are always going to be at odds with many of their students. Still, they have a job to do with educating them and guiding them in the right direction. A teacher might not get all of the respect they deserve but that doesn’t mean that they don’t like their jobs. Most teachers like their occupation and are willing to take the good with the bad. So, if you have ever done anything in your past against one of your former teachers; maybe you should apologize and not make the same mistake again with someone else.


Students Realize Education Is Key; Drop Out Rate Declines

Posted on July 5, 2018 in Drop Out Rate Education Education News

over the last two decades, the drop out rate of high school students has been as high as thirty two percent. Hispanics were in the higher percentile of students between the ages of eighteen and twenty five who had dropped out of school. Recent Census Data indicates that the current number of student drop outs is far less than it was in the year 2000. Improvements in the Black and Hispanic communities is said to be the reason for the record low percentage of drop outs. Black and Hispanic student enrollment in schools across the nation has far exceeded that of white students, whose drop out percentage is not improving at a constant rate.

The most note worthy part about the decline in the drop out rate for the Hispanic population is also due to the increase in the number of Hispanic students in the nation’s schools. The number of Hispanic drop outs in the age range of eighteen to twenty four had reached the astronomical number of 1.5 million students in the year 200. This number started to recline, and had dropped to 880,000 by 2013. Your text to link… This decline can also be due to the marvelous teachers in the school systems of America.

The teachers are starting with the three, four, and five year old children, instilling in them the desire to be successful. Teachers are constantly embedding positive thoughts, desires, morals, and values in their students, and encourages them to always strive for the best. Students gain confidence in themselves, and know that they can do, or be anything that they want to be. All it takes is determination, a will to succeed, and a comparative look at what is out there waiting for them. Getting that job at McDonald’s is not the student dream anymore. Even that requires a high school diploma. Seeing the world as it is, and knowing that there is so much available for them, will entice students to achieve more by staying in school, and going on to further their education. The decline is student drop outs was decades in coming.


A Preschool’s Class Creates a Funny and Memorable Cookbook

Posted on July 4, 2018 in Cookbook Education Education News Preschool Class

Cookbooks are useful tools for creating different types of recipes. However, they can also provide funny moments for people when they have been written by preschool aged children. That’s right, young kids between the ages of 3 – 5 have written a cookbook and it is simply one of the funniest things that you could ever read.

Why is the book so funny? The answer to this question has to do with the mindset of a preschool student. Preschoolers look at life from a lack of understanding and experience. Since they are so young, they do not have a realistic view of the world. They see the world through their limited frame of reference. Things like fantasy and make believe become real inside of a preschooler’s mind. This is why the cookbook is so funny.

For some recipes, students were telling people to add backpacks and dolls into their dishes. Some kids believed that their mothers made eggs from scratch and other children told readers that they should use one ingredient for their recipes. For example, one kid stated that the only ingredient they need to use for pancakes is salt. That makes absolutely no sense and that is why it is so funny. Kids just don’t see the world as we do.

The preschool cookbook was discovered by a Twitter User named Jordan Adams. He found out about the cookbook from his nephew Ethan. Huffington Post featured this story and stated that the Adams received 73,000 retweets and 180,000 likes once he posted the cookbook. This is another example about how young kids must be educated so they can see the world as it is and not as make believe. By the way, if you want to try some of these recipes; do so at your own risk.


Prom History and why it is Such an Important Social Event

Posted on July 3, 2018 in Education Education News Public Education

Every year toward the end of school, high school students prepare for a big social event called the prom. They wear fancy clothing, rent limousines and spend lots of money going out to eat. Afterwards they might attend a party or get together at a friend’s house.

Proms are a big deal for many American high school students. They represent a right of passage for these young people. Proms are also important because they introduce young people to the importance of formal events. Let’s take a look at the history of the prom and how this cultural affair evolved throughout the years.

An article was featured in the Huffington Post about the prom. In this particular article it stated that the prom has its origin in a former social event known as the promenade. A promenade was a classical music concert that took place during the 1800s where concert goers would walk and stroll around while the music was playing.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s the protocols or modern formal events were being established. The promenade was often used at these formal occasions. Guests at early formal dances would be paraded around the room before the actual event would begin. Balls and formal dances were now becoming a mainstay within American culture. They started to take on a life of their own. People during the late 19th and early 20th centuries began to really promote formal gatherings and events.

Most formal gatherings were for the upper class members of society. When proms were first held, they were hosted on college campuses at premiere universities. From the early 1900s to about 1930s proms slowly made their way down to the high school level. By the early 1940s proms were a regular part of the high school culture.

During the 1950s proms became very popular. However, they started to lose favor in the 60s and 70s. People started to get back into the proms again during the 80s. The 90s and 2000s proms were just common social events for high school students. In the 2010s proms are fun gatherings where people interact online and in person during the event. Ultimately, the prom helps many American teens to realize they are no longer young kids but are now ready to enter the adult phase of life.