The district's teacher union sees the proposal to extend the school day as a way to get teachers to work longer without extra pay.
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October 17, 2011
The money would be spent on a pilot program to develop computer-based tests and search some test sheets for suspicious erasures.
July 05, 2011
A scathing report from the governor's office says that a culture of "fear, intimidation and retaliation" played a part in why principals and teachers falsified test sheets.
June 08, 2011
Peter Gorman, who has drawn praise and criticism during his time in office, will join Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
June 07, 2011
The city's teacher union disputes the district's plan to exempt teachers at certain schools from layoffs.
May 04, 2011
An examination of student in districts that have received investments from large education foundations shows that those districts still trail suburban and rural districts, says an investigative report.
April 18, 2011
Jean-Claude Brizard, a former administrator in New York City, will be leading the country's third-largest district.
April 18, 2011
Deasy is working on an performance management plan for the district that aims for a higher graduation rate and improved math scores for middle school students, among other improvements.
April 15, 2011
The Atlanta district's high schools have been put on probation because of school board in-fighting.
April 08, 2011
The district is facing school closures and leadership upheaval.