Tag Archives: department of education

Should teacher and administrator salaries vary widely according to district?

The Maine Department of Education maintains a website that publishes average teacher and administrator salaries for each school district in the state. I spent a little time looking at the average salaries for my area of the state. I would be disingenuous  in saying I was surprised to find a wage gap between neighboring districts. I […]

Will a lack of funding doom proficiency-based education?


It makes me angry that programming in the arts, languages, social studies, physical education, technical education, and even recess has been reduced for a decade in American schools in the name of increasing academic achievement and we have little to nothing to show for it. Our students are basically doing no better academically than they were doing […]

Department of Education Sets Out to Woo Top Students to Teaching: Hype or a Real Sea Change?

The federal Department of Education is spearheading an advertising campaign aimed at attracting top college students to the field of education. The campaign “…uses video spots and radio announcements that portray teaching as creative, invigorating and meaningful, and as compelling a career as medicine, acting or engineering.” The catalyst for the campaign is both the […]