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Emma Kate Johansen 23 writes about her experiences as a paraprofessional and shares the importance of prioritizing support staff by providing fair wages.

Commentary: Support staff must be prioritized in schools

By Emma Kate Johansen February 7, 2024
I graduated from Ithaca College in May 2023 with a screenwriting degree, but just about a month before graduation, the Writer’s Guild of America went on strike. Without writing jobs to apply for, I floundered. My mom, a lifelong teacher, suggested I apply for school support staff positions for a district near my Connecticut hometown while I figured out my next steps. I didn’t count on the faculty needing as much help as the students. 

Q&A: Professor’s inquiry model promotes community involvement

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor October 8, 2018
One Ithaca College professor is looking into how teachers can better serve their communities by getting to know the resources they have available.
National Recap: Colorado teachers plan walkout

National Recap: Colorado teachers plan walkout

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor April 24, 2018
Teachers in Colorado are planning a walkout April 26 and 27 in order to protest comparatively low national wages and low government spending per student.

Teachers teach how to cheat

By Brian Porreca April 17, 2013
“We expect school administrators and teachers to teach students to play by the rules and to lead by example, so these allegations that they changed grades and coached students during exams are very troubling,” a statement from district attorney Kathleen M. Rice after the investigation of teacher’s aiding young elementary students and giving answers on…
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