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Thriving on a Teacher's Salary #1

Tips on how to thrive on a teacher's salary. Living on a teacher's salary isn't easy and I don't have all of the answers, but I have learned some things that I want to share with you. Read more at http://musingsofahistorygal.blogspot.com/2015/09/thriving-on-teachers-salary-1.html

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#2 Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania teacher salaries come in second in the nation, although teachers’ salaries in the state experienced a 4 percent drop from 2000 to 2013. Many schools there are short on teachers, and 2012 saw two huge teachers strikes that affected 600 public school educators in various districts. Teachers earn an average of $63,521 yearly, and because Pennsylvania's cost of living is just about average, the index adjustment, at $63,079, is slight. (Illustrated by Lauren Wade)

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Massachusetts is looking pretty good to me! Boston anyone? #6 Massachusetts: Massachusetts ranks sixth in the country, paying its teachers an average of $73,129. Despite the state's high cost of living, which makes those dollars more like $59,893, the place still ranks well for teacher salaries. Yet the state has a major teacher shortage in an array of areas, including early childhood special education, modern foreign languages...

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#10 Indiana: In the Hoosier State teachers earn an average of $51,456. Adjusted for the state's low cost of living, that's more like $56,795. Even with good pay, the state is looking for more teachers in special education, math, and science, especially in inner-city and rural areas. In Indiana teacher salaries are up to the discretion of the school district. Former Gov. Mitch Daniels and then–State Superintendent for Public Instruction Tony Bennett pushed a massive overhaul of teacher…

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10 States that Pay Teachers the Most | #1 Michigan: When cost of living is taken into account, Michigan teachers’ pay, at an average salary of $61,560, is the highest in the country. In that state dollars go further, so the adjusted income is more like $64,937. Michigan spends about 30 percent of all education expenditures on teachers’ salaries. Last year state Superintendent of Education Mike

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