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Lawmakers say education needs more than just funding

September 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Kevin Burbach

PIERRE — South Dakota’s superintendents say schools are struggling to fill open positions mainly because of low teacher pay, while policymakers suggest a solution to the teacher shortage isn’t simple and the problem won’t …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD schools’ savings accounts hit record as group asks for tax increase to boost teacher pay

September 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The money that South Dakota school districts hold in reserve as unobligated general funds increased 10 years in a row and stood at a record $220.6 million in 2013, according to a report delivered Monday by the state Department of Legislati…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lawmakers want increased teacher salary

April 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON North Dakota’s new teachers haven’t received a raise since 2003, and some legislators are ready for that streak to end. Continue Reading

Dalrymple talks new public schools funding formula

February 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK In 2006, the North Dakota funding system for public schools was perceived as so unfair, that school districts filed a lawsuit against the state demanding it be changed. Continue Reading

LETTER: State workers bonus unfair to SD teachers

February 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

I find it ironic that the state’s teachers must “earn” their bonus, which only 20 percent of them would receive, while all the state workers get their bonus whether they are doing their job or not. Continue Reading

Hunhoff: Amend education plan or reject it

February 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

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Minnesota Senate committee takes up teacher pay freeze proposal

January 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee will hear testimony today for the first time on a proposed statewide freeze on pay for teachers in public and charter schools. Continue Reading

Minnesota Senate committee takes up teacher pay freeze proposal

January 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The Minnesota Senate Education Committee will hear testimony today for the first time on a proposed statewide freeze on pay for teachers in public and charter schools. Continue Reading

Bill would freeze teacher pay in Minnesota

January 19, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans delivered one of the first punches Tuesday in what will likely be a heated fight with Minnesota’s powerful teachers union, with a bill that would freeze teacher pay and restrict their ability to strike. Continue Reading

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Education group looks at teacher pay

August 31, 2010 in INFORUM

BISMARCK North Dakota is looking to get creative when it comes to paying teachers.
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