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July 07, 2014

Philadelphia District and Teachers' Union Locked in Dispute Over Seniority

The dispute is taking place amid a growing national debate about teacher tenure rules. The district says it needs flexibility in making hiring and firing decisions, and tenure rules sometimes mean that new, committed teachers are let go in order to keep veteran teachers. The union says the district's policy violates its contract.

June 17, 2014

Missouri Takes Over Local School System, Acts to Stem Transfer Costs

Among its first acts in charge of the new Normandy Schools Collaborative, the state board of education cut the amount Normandy will pay for transfer students, and restricted the number of students who will be able to transfer in the future

February 05, 2014

New Standards on Tap for Food Services Staff in Proposed Federal Rules

The rules would set hiring and ongoing education requirements for employees who manage and operate National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs.

January 22, 2014

Houston District Bans 'Culturally Insensitive' Mascots

Four schools in the district will have to change their mascots by next fall when the policy takes effect.

December 03, 2013

Detroit Is Eligible for Bankruptcy; Teachers' Pensions Remain Intact

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.

December 02, 2013

Common-Core Needs Dominate Districts' Curriculum Priorities, Survey Finds

A new survey shows that school districts are placing top priority on modifying curriculum and instruction to meet the new standards, along with adjusting assessments.

November 27, 2013

K-12 Superintendents Address Native American Mascot Issues

School district leaders can find themselves in position of defending the use of Native American mascots or leading the charge to change them.

October 10, 2013

Indiana Districts Sue Over Affordable Care Act

A group of 15 districts and Indiana's attorney general are suing the federal government over provisions in the new federal health care law, which they say financially penalizes them.

September 12, 2013

Petition: Florida School Named After KKK Leader Needs New Name

The protest against the Duvall County school is just the most recent effort to rename a school named after a historical figure

July 24, 2013

District and Charter-Management Jobs Appeal to Noneducation Grads, Report Says

Alumni of the Education Pioneers program report robust leadership and management opportunities in the education sector.

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