New York ranked first nationwide for digital learning plans, 9th best state for teachers


NEW YORK (WWTI) — As the coronavirus pandemic has altered school systems across the world, educators are facing the impacts first-hand.

According to the study, 2020’s Best and Worst State for Teachers, education jobs remain one of the lowest-paying careers that require a bachelor’s degree. WalletHub examined educator expectations nationwide based on “teacher friendliest.”

The study compared the 50 states and District of Columbia based on 25 key indicators including teacher’s growth income, pupil-teacher ratio, teacher turnovers and statewide digital learning plans.

Findings determined that New York State was ranked 9th overall nationwide, scording 29th for opportunity and competition rank, and 2nd for academic and work environment rank

Detailed conclusions for Teacher-Friendliness of New York include:

  • 1st for public-school spending per student
  • 1st for existence of digital learning plan
  • 5th for 10-year change in teacher salaries
  • 7th for pupil-teacher ratio
  • 9th statewide school reopening
  • 10th average salary for teachers
  • 12 for quality of school systems.

Washington was ranked the best state overall for teachers, and New Hampshire was ranked worst.

Visit the WalletHub website for full detailed findings from the study.


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