Morning Announcements: September 21, 2010
September 21, 2010 04:21 pm
While some states — including Georgia and Idaho — and virtual schools are requiring that online teachers have additional training to teach in a solely virtual environment, many states and education groups still have not addressed the issue of teacher quality for the online classroom, according to Education Week.
Many Michigan districts are not expected to save as much money as anticipated when the state offered incentives for experienced teachers to retire early, according to the Detroit Free Press. “About 17,000 teachers statewide left their classrooms, making way — many thought — for newer teachers at lower salaries to help balance school budgets…But many districts chose to hire based on experience rather than offer jobs to new college graduates, who would be p
aid at the bottom of the salary scale.”