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Friday Reading: RTTT Updates, Ariz. Union Threatens to Sue Over Seniority

Some juicy tidbits for you this Friday morning:

• The Arizona Education Association is threatening to sue over a state law that disallows seniority to be used in hiring and salary decisions, and would make it easier to remove ineffective teachers.

• California's bill to position it for Race to the Top, which includes controversial provisions to allow students in poor-performing districts to transfer to other districts and a "parent trigger" to overhaul a school, passes the state Assembly.

• Ohio seems eager to avoid union controversy in Race to the Top by making its teacher effectiveness system mandatory for promotion and retention decisions but only voluntary as the basis of compensation.

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