New Orleans Not Liable For Teachers' Post-Katrina Job Losses, Court Rules

Louisiana and the New Orleans parish won't owe back pay to the 7,500 teachers who lost their jobs after the hurricane.


Indianapolis Cancels Teacher-Led School Turnaround Contract

A turnaround strategy using cohorts of teacher-leaders won't be used in Indianapolis.


Lengthy Teachers' Strike in Illinois Nears End

Teachers in the 17,000-student district walked off the job Oct. 2; now, labor and management have reached a tentative contract.


Teachers on the Common Core: Familiarity Breeds Approval

Teachers are about evenly split on whether they approve or disapprove of the common core; elementary teachers and those with the most experience implementing them view them the most favorably.


Coalition of Unions, Ed. Groups Call For New Accountability System

A coalition of groups calls for a rethinking of school accountability, releasing a document long on vision but short on details.


Report: Teacher-Leaders Need More Authority, Organizational Support

A new paper tries to inject specifics into the concept of teacher leadership, arguing that such positions need to invest teachers with significant authority within schools.


Charter With High Teacher Salaries Improved Achievement, Study Finds

A charter school that pays teachers more and offers weekly professional development posted big gains after four years, despite a rocky start, according to new research.


Study Questions 'Backloading' of Teacher Compensation

A paper found that teachers were willing to trade only 20 cents or less of current compensation for each dollar of additional pension wealth.


Already-Delayed Teacher-Prep Regs Pushed Back

The regulations are supposed to put teeth in federal teacher-preparation accountability requirements, but have been pushed back again and again.


Newark May Have Fired Teachers Prematurely, Ruling Indicates

In what may have broader implications, Newark jumped the gun in seeking the dismissal of the teacher under a new teacher-evaluation law, an arbitrator decided.


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