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Good News for Teachers in 2022

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Good News for Teachers in 2022
January 14, 2022 Camryn Yoder

Good News for Teachers in 2022

For the past couple of years, society has been flooded with negative media- especially within education. When we hear negative news, it can take a toll on our mind and body, and even carry into the workplace. And though it is important to stay informed on current events, it is equally important to stay informed of positive news as well. In an article titled “Why We Need Good News”, Celia Alberthy states: “Just as reading bad news stirs up hormones and sparks neurotransmitters that change mood, so does good news. We can benefit greatly in our personal lives and relationships from exposing ourselves to positive information.”

So with that, here are 10 articles introducing exciting news on how states are recognizing and rewarding teacher’s perseverence throughout the pandemic.

10 Articles About Teacher Pay Increases & ESSER Funds

  1. Senate unveils teacher pay raise plan https://www.wlbt.com/2022/01/11/senate-unveils-teacher-pay-raise-plan/
  2. Texas receives billions in ESSER funds https://tasanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/TalkingPoints-2021-fed-stimulus.pdf
  3. Florida is granted $2.3 billion in ESSER funds https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-department-education-approves-floridas-plan-use-american-rescue-plan-funds-support-k-12-schools-and-students-distributes-remaining-23-billion-state
  4. $100,000 salary bid for Texas teachers to aid poorer schools devastated by COVID-19 https://www.texastribune.org/2021/05/17/texas-teacher-salaries-coronavirus/
  5. Pay raises and bonuses for Texas teachers https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/education/arlington-dallas-fort-worth-irving-isd-teacher-pay-raises/287-72fea966-0791-40ab-a1eb-22663e3f7227
  6. Texas bill to raise teaching minimum pay to $70,000 https://www.kvue.com/article/news/politics/texas-legislature/texas-rep-files-bill-to-raise-minimum-teacher-pay-to-70000-a-year/269-7c969f6e-683b-4481-8dc1-2c4ed0a71d94
  7. 15 states looking to raise pay due to a teacher storage https://19thnews.org/2021/12/teacher-pay-shortages/
  8. Georgia governor commits $47 million in federal COVID-19 relief for education https://www.ajc.com/education/kemp-commits-47-million-in-federal-covid-19-relief-for-education/L7HFMSNY7FBMLHAR3A27FYDTSM/
  9. Looking back at 2021 education grants and forward to 2022 in the pandemic era ​​https://www.gov1.com/education/articles/looking-back-at-2021-education-grants-and-forward-to-2022-in-the-pandemic-era-yX6cOEmmB0bsQ0I3/
  10. How to track emergency relief funds for schools https://www.ncsl.org/ncsl-in-dc/standing-committees/education/cares-act-elementary-and-secondary-school-emergency-relief-fund-tracker.aspx

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