View from behind young girl student wearing headphones and raising her hand as she attends online class with dark-haired female teacher on laptop in front of her

Low Pay, High Housing Costs: Not a Good Equation for Teachers

The rising cost of housing, along with the pandemic, has transformed the lack of housing affordable to teachers in expensive parts of California from bad to worse. Solutions so far only address half the problem or don’t go far enough.

March 7, 2023 - The Guardian

Back to School September 2020

Reopening Schools: CDC Reduces Social Distancing Requirement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now supports three-foot distancing in elementary school classrooms provided there is universal masking. For middle and high schools, it depends on the level of coronavirus transmission in the community.

March 29, 2021 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

San Francisco

Maps: Where Teachers Can Afford Housing in California

Teachers can't afford to live in the neighborhoods where they teach in California—the biggest gap between teachers' wages and the cost of housing is found in the Bay Area.

April 19, 2019 - EdSource

School Chlidren

San Jose Proposes Turning Schools into Teacher Housing, Faces Outcry

A San Jose Unified School District plan to relocate several schools and build affordable housing in their place has sparked controversy. The district says teachers increasingly can't afford to live in the area.

October 9, 2018 - The Mercury News


Housing for Teachers—At School

Faced with rising houses prices that have priced teachers out of the market, Miami-Dade County is ready to try something new.

March 30, 2018 - Miami Herald

Tulsa Arkansas River

Chief Resilience Officer in Tulsa Helping City Face Down Natural and Political Disasters

DeVon Douglass spoke with Laura Bliss about how she plans to help make the city more resilient, especially for those most at risk.

August 30, 2017 - CityLab

New York Parking

The Hidden Costs of Free Parking for Teachers

Bill de Blasio's decision to hand out more than 10,000 parking placards to school employees incentivizes driving and costs the city money.

May 26, 2017 - StreetsBlog NYC

San Francisco Teachers Could Get Eviction Protections

San Francisco may move to protect teachers from "no-fault" evictions during the school year.

April 5, 2016 - San Francisco Examiner

Chicago Mayor Blasts Change to Teacher Residency Rule

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.

March 29, 2010 - Chicago Sun-Times

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