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Future teachers in Washington state may have to get more training in the history, culture, and treaty rights of Native American tribes. That’s a requirement of a bill currently before the Washington Legislature.

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An Idaho House committee introduced a revised plan for increasing teacher pay Wednesday.

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Idaho school districts say the state needs to offer better pay if it’s going to attract qualified teachers -- or keep the ones it has.

Idaho Panel Introduces Long-Awaited Teacher Pay Plan

Mar 4, 2015
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A plan to give Idaho teachers significant raises over five years has finally taken shape in the Idaho legislature.

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Washington lawmakers are in contempt of court over school funding. But it’s a couple of non-funding issues that could create a partisan rift.

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They supported his campaign, but now some unionized teachers in Washington have stern words for Governor Jay Inslee.

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OLYMPIA, Wash. – It’s an idea that’s catching on around the country: give school principals the power to reject a teacher assigned to their building. Giving principals veto power has already passed the Washington Senate. But at a public hearing in the House Friday the idea faced opposition – and not just from teachers.

In the education documentary “Waiting For Superman” they talk about the dance of the lemons.

Waiting For Superman: “Principals have their lemons. These are teachers who are chronically bad: they know it, the other teachers know it …”