Jack Abbott, Labour's education spokesman at Suffolk County Council, said the pay packets were "impossible to justify" Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant The boss of an academy trust which relinquished control of two Suffolk schools amid government pressure took home a pay packet of nearly £300,000 last year, it has been revealed. Earning nearly double the Prime Minister, who takes home £150,000 a year, Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) chief executive Julian Drinkall is understood to have been paid between £290,000 and £295,000 in 2018.His pay packet is £100,000 more than that listed for 2017.Mr Drinkall heads up the biggest academy chain in England, which ran Felixstowe Academy and Langer Primary Academy until late last year.AET came under fire from parents, teachers and Suffolk MP Therese Coffey for its failure to meet government standards - and the trust subsequently cut ties with both schools in November 2018. Therese Coffey, Suffolk Coastal MP, raised … [Read more...] about Is your child’s school paying staff over £150,000?
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Christopher Bodeen and Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press Updated 9:06 am CDT, Sunday, June 16, 2019 Tens of thousands of protesters carry posters and banners march through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition bill, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents were gathering Sunday for another mass protest over an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted the territory's apprehension about relations with mainland China. less Tens of thousands of protesters carry posters and banners march through the streets as they continue to protest an extradition bill, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in Hong Kong. Hong Kong residents were gathering ... more Photo: Kin Cheung, AP Photo: Kin Cheung, AP Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Tens of thousands of … [Read more...] about Massive protests draw apology from Hong Kong leadership
PUBLISHED: 17:07 08 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:42 08 November 2018 Amy Gibbons Felixstowe Academy Picture: PETER A COOK/FELIXSTOWE ACADEMY Peter A Cook/Felixstowe Academy Academy leaders have come under fire as new figures reveal seven trusts with schools in Suffolk pay salaries in excess of £150,000. Langer Primary School Picture: SIMON PARKERThe data from the Department for Education (DfE) shows four of the trusts paid one employee over £200,000 in 2016/17, while the highest recorded pay packet was roughly 10 times the typical salary of a young teacher – at between £240,000 and £250,000.Meanwhile, nearly half of academies managed by the trusts have Ofsted ratings of ‘requires improvement’ or ‘inadequate’ – suggesting they are struggling to meet demands.While the DfE data does not distinguish between salaries in 2016 and 2017, financial records published by the trusts themselves indicate the number … [Read more...] about Revealed – the Suffolk academy trusts paying salaries over £150,000
Jennifer Chambers The Detroit News Published 1:50 PM EDT Sep 10, 2018 Michigan is battling a persistent shortage of teachers early in the school year, prompting school district leaders to scramble to fill their vacancies while fearing the problem might only get worse. From the Upper Peninsula to Metro Detroit, job postings for K-12 positions across the state advertise hundreds of open positions from foreign language, music, science and math teachers to paraprofessionals to counselors. While the Michigan Department of Education does not track teacher vacancies among the 900 public school districts in the state — it does publish a critical shortage list that lays out jobs open in multiple districts for retirees — educators in the field report many districts are struggling to fill teaching positions, sometimes for years, as more lucrative jobs in the private sector attract candidates. "I told my physics teacher to never … [Read more...] about Michigan districts battling widespread teacher shortages
How would the Senate-approved bill repealing the state capital gains tax exemption affect agriculture? Who primarily has used the exemption since it started?Since 2005, realized profits from in-state assets held at least five years have been exempt from state capital gains taxes. So, profit from long-term investments in land or livestock would be subject to the state capital gains tax if the exemption is repealed.Data on specific sectors of the economy and on business entities are not available. However, a September 2017 report to the Oklahoma Incentive Evaluation Commission, which analyzed personal income tax returns, said almost 84 percent of the benefit has gone to filers with at least $200,000 in personal income. University of Oklahoma economics professor Cynthia Rogers says two-thirds of the benefit goes to filers with at least $1 million of income.Why has the capital gains bill not been brought to the House floor?House Republican leadership says it took the exemption off the … [Read more...] about Teacher walkout Q&A: School funding bills, the lottery, school consolidation and more