Workers in every profession make mistakes in social media -- and get fired for them. But teachers' social media fails seem to be its own meme, as every day there seems to be another teacher making an epic gaffe on Facebook and Twitter. As educators, they are supposed to impart wisdom to their students. But when... Read More »
After she completed her year as a student teacher in southern Oregon, Joleena Malugani (pictured) couldn't find work close to home. So she accepted the best offer she got -- which meant moving to the heart of oil country, Odessa, Texas -- and learned that not everyone is lifted in a boom economy.
West Texas'... Read More »
By Annalyn Censky
NEW YORK -- After four years of layoffs, teaching jobs are finally coming back. Public school hiring rose this summer to its highest level in six years.
Local school districts added 79,000 education jobs this July through September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's the... Read More »
By Don Babwin and Sophia Tareen
CHICAGO -- For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations and job security and forcing parents to scramble for somewhere to send idle children. Read More »
LOS ANGELES -- Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff -- from custodians to the principal -- to smash what he called a "culture of... Read More »
NEW ORLEANS -- A Louisiana judge ruled Wednesday that thousands of New Orleans school employees were wrongfully fired after Hurricane Katrina shut down the city and its schools in 2005.
Judge Ethel Simms Julien awarded more than $1 million to seven people who filed the class-action suit against the New Orleans... Read More »
PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) -- The daughter-in-law of Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman has been dismissed as a volunteer track coach at a small Eastern Oregon high school because she escorted a 17-year-old boy to the prom.
Melissa Bowerman, 41, who had been coaching the Condon/Wheeler track and field team with her... Read More »
Here at AOL Jobs, our RSS feeds are filled daily with teachers doing wild, wacky, frightening and upsetting things. The teacher scandals can be roughly divided into three categories:
Sexually abusive or creepy (by far the most common).
Feces and urine going places feces and urine shouldn't go.
Being... Read More »
On Friday morning, the New York City Department of Education released ratings of 18,000 teachers, based on how much their students had improved in math and English as measured by state tests. New York is the second city, after Los Angeles, to publish teachers names and their ratings.
The teachers union has... Read More »
By Raquel Maria Dillon
LOS ANGELES -- The entire staff at a Los Angeles elementary school is being removed while authorities investigate allegations of horrific sexual abuse by two of the school's teachers, one of whom is accused of blindfolding children, taping their mouths and photographing them in a... Read More »
There are a lot of arguments out there for why teachers' salaries should be higher or lower. But the Bible must be a new one. Shadrack McGill, a first-term Republican state senator in Alabama, made the case at a prayer breakfast Monday that teachers shouldn't get a raise, because then they'd be drawn to the... Read More »
People will use all kinds of excuses to get out of jury duty. But it's rare the employee who uses the pretense of having to sit on a jury just to get a little time off from work.
But that's exactly what Mona Lisa Tello is accused of doing, officials in New York City revealed Tuesday. The 61-year-old... Read More »
Maybe it's because your mom's one, or your Aunt Suzie, or your Brother Jim. Maybe it's because you've had your life touched, or moved, or shaken by a few of them. Whatever the reason, people care about teachers, and how much they make. When AOL Jobs wrote of a report that claimed teachers were overpaid, our... Read More »
Teachers, we like to think, instill our children with a few moral principles, along with the state-set curriculum. Success is the fruit of hard work and perseverance, for example.
And if hard work and perseverance aren't enough, you can always try cash. Read More »
By Christine Armario
MIAMI (AP) -- By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.
Brosz took the three-night a week job at the gym after his teaching salary was frozen, summer school was reduced drastically, and the... Read More »