Target’s teacher discount is coming back with more ways to save

Target wants to help teachers stretch their back-to-school dollars on more than just supplies for their classrooms. For the second year, the Minneapolis-based retailer will offer teachers a weeklong 15% discount on select items starting July 13, officials shared exclusively with USA TODAY Wednesday. Jill Sando, Target’s senior vice president and general merchandise manager of apparel, accessories and home, said […]

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Polish teachers go on indefinite strike at student exam time

People talk through a fence near a banner, declaring the participation at the indefinite nationwide teachers’ pay strike, at the Primary School number 68 in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, April 8, 2019. Majority of Poland’s school and kindergarten teachers went on strike after talks about their payment with the government failed. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski) Teachers in Poland went on an […]

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Denver teacher strike, Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show: 5 things to know Tuesday

Government shutdown: Will Trump agree to new agreement? After President Donald Trump used an El Paso, Texas, rally to make his case for border wall funding, details of the agreement lawmakers made “in principal” to avoid another government shutdown are expected to be released Tuesday. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey, announced the deal following […]

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‘We’re just fed up’: Teachers running for office in record numbers, motivated by low pay and education cuts

For decades, said Craig Hoxie, there’s been a joke in education that goes something like this:  Those who can, teach. And those who can’t, legislate.  Hoxie, who teaches physics and sports science at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, laughed when he repeated the line. But it’s not actually that funny, he said, because of the sobering truth […]

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4 tax breaks for teachers

The flood of education-related tax advice that seems to crest during back-to-school season often centers on students or their parents. But teachers can score a few tax breaks, too — if they do their homework. Three tax pros share their own lesson plans for cutting teachers' tax bills. Continue Reading Below 1. Educator Expense Deduction WHAT IT IS: A $250 […]

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