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Lower test scores linked to absenteeism

Fifty-three percent of public school leaders felt their schools were understaffed as they began the 2022-23 academic year, according to survey results released Sept. 27 by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Solid contract ends Philly museum strike

After a 19-day strike, workers at the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Oct. 16 ratified a contract agreement with management that includes 14% raises over three years, a higher hourly wage, paid parental leave and reduced health care costs.

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Survey: 53% of public schools understaffed

Fifty-three percent of public school leaders felt their schools were understaffed as they began the 2022-23 academic year, according to survey results released Sept. 27 by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Workers vote “yes” in union elections

Unions prevailed in 641 National Labor Relations Board elections during the first half of the year, the largest number of victories for those six months in almost two decades, according to Bloomberg Law’s NLRB Election Statistics: Midyear 2022 report.

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Sex-ed clash in Miami-Dade

Teaching salaries have not kept pace with wages in professions where workers have similar education levels, according to a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report.


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Report: Teachers’ salaries not keeping up

The Miami-Dade County School Board on July 28 accepted two health and sexual education textbooks for use in middle and high schools, reversing a decision from just the previous week to reject the curriculum over fears it could violate the state’s “Parental Rights in Education” bill, known by opponents as “Don’t Say Gay.”