Schools Turn to Technology to Reduce Toll During Shootings

LOS ANGELES — Efforts to combat school shootings are starting to shift from preventing the violence to reducing the number of victims through technology that speeds up law enforcement's response and quickly alerts teachers and students to danger. "We can im...
Photo of Roxana De La O Cortez, teacher at Manzanita SEED Elementary School

Oakland Teachers Go on Strike, Demand Big Pay Raises

OAKLAND — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday in the country's latest walkout by educators over classroom conditions and pay. "For two years we have been negotiating with the Oakland Unified School District to make our students a priori...
Teacher speaking in front of class

Teachers Deserve More Pay, Respect: Zakaria

Teachers in states across the country have walked out of classrooms in recent months to draw attention to low wages and a lack of support from lawmakers — and by extension, the voting public. In his May 18 c...

Here’s Why Teachers Across America Are Striking

Teachers from Arizona and Colorado are joining teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky on the picket line. These teacher strikes will likely intensify the debate among elected officials over where education fits in state budget priorities. They may also prompt Am...