What’s the Best State for Teachers? This Year’s Answer Might Surprise You

Seeking a stable teacher salary and a healthy work environment? A new analysis suggests heading north. This year, North Dakota took first place in personal finance site WalletHub’s annual ranking of the best and worst states to be a teacher. The other states rounding out the top five spots this year? New Jersey Pennsylvania Wyoming Connecticut  The ranking is based mostly on what the website calls “opportunity and competition”—factors including the average salary and starting Read More

Teacher Pay: How Salaries, Pensions, and Benefits Work in Schools

Teacher pay has been in headlines across the country recently: Educators in Oklahoma and West Virginia successfully forced the legislature to pass pay raises in early 2018, and teachers in Arizona were demanding lawmakers there do the same. Teaching has long been viewed as a low-paid job, but much more goes into teachers’ compensation than just the take-home paychecks. “Although teaching is a profession, the way that teachers are paid looks a lot more like Read More