The business of education is pretty tough when you think about it.

There are so many moving parts that need to align to truly have a robust and successful education system, perhaps chief among those items is having highly qualified teachers.

There has been a huge debate over the last few years around teacher pay and benefits. These discussions are happening all over the place; from Buffalo to New York City, and beyond, and it's perhaps one of the most contentious issues that we face.

Being that this is so important, exactly how good or bad are teachers in the Empire State compensated for their contribution to schools?

How Does New York Rank For Teachers Compared To Other States?

When you take a look at things here in New York State, and compare them to the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, you may think that we have it pretty rough here. However, according to a new survey and report released by WalletHub, New York is in fact one of the best places for teachers in the whole nation.

After looking at several different factors like annual salary and cost of living, the opportunity for career growth and advancement, along with the overall academic environment & work environment that teachers work under, the Empire State ranks as the 2nd best place for educators, trailing only Virginia.

New York has the highest average annual salaries when adjusted for cost of living, along with the highest amount of money spent per pupil, and pretty good rankings when it comes to student/teacher ratios, teacher turnover year-over-year, and the overall potential for income growth over time.

In all, it looks like New York is a pretty good place to live and start a career.

Some Surprises On the List of the 12 Biggest School Districts in Upstate New York!

Most people in Upstate New York graduated from very small school districts. I know I did, 308 students. But what about those in the larger cities?

Here is a list of the dozen largest school districts in Upstate New York. For those of us from small rural schools, it is mind-boggling to imagine graduating from a school with 10,000, 20,000 and even 40,000 students in the district like some of those on this list did.

Amazing!

2023 List Of Best High Schools For Sports In New York- Top 11

Where in New York State will you find the best high schools for sports? Niche recently published their list of 2023 best high schools for sports across New York State. Here's a look at their Top 11:

Fun After-School Activities For Buffalo Kids (Who Hate Sports)

Not the athletic type? Here are some unique ways your child can spend their time after school instead.

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