How Much Do Teachers Get Paid?

Our new interactive data tool displays average teacher salaries compared to the average salaries of bachelor’s degree holders in each state over a 15-year period to examine where teacher salaries are gaining and where they’re falling behind.

With teacher salaries becoming a focal point of the 2020 presidential race, and with strikes happening in various parts of the nation over teacher pay, the tool presents a clear picture of the state of teacher salaries in the US and how they’ve changed since 2002.

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School Turnaround Efforts: What’s Been Tried, Why Those Efforts Failed, and What to Do Now

While a tremendous amount of taxpayer and private philanthropic money has been spent on attempts to transform failing schools into something better, the vast majority of these attempts have failed because they lacked three criteria fundamental for the program to be a success.

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