Nicole Boykins is principal at Crocker College Prep in New Orleans. The pre-K through eighth grade school is one of five schools in a program to better serve children who've been exposed to trauma.
Disrepair — such as this floor in the gym of Noble Elementary-Middle School in Detroit — and other problems have prompted the teachers' "sickout" protests.
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Oliver Elementary School in Birgmingham, Ala., where Ann Marie Corgill taught until Friday. The recent Alabama Teacher of the Year says she quit her job after being told she wasn't highly qualified to teach fifth grade.
Teachers walk the picket line outside Garfield High School in Seattle, Wash., last week. They're going back to work on the strength of a tentative contract agreement.
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Teachers at West Seattle Elementary School begin walking a picket line Wednesday morning, after last-minute negotiations over wages and other issues failed to avert a strike.