December 2010 Archives

John Wilson, who will retire from the NEA in August, plans to start a blog and advise politicians and political candidates, among other activities.

By Guest Blogger Erik Robelen Update (4:50pm): The NEA has confirmed that John Wilson will retire from the national union in August. I'll be writing a follow-up post later drawing on an interview I just had with him. Below is my original post: John Wilson, who has served as the National Education Association's executive director for a decade, is planning to retire in August, according to a blog post by Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency. NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has named John Stocks, currently the union's deputy executive director, to fill the post, Antonucci says. I've ...

Well, readers, Teacher Beat is taking a short break for the holidays. Though I won't be posting much until after the New Year, feel free to send comments, tips, and story ideas my way (click below my picture to the right to send me an e-mail). All my best wishes to you this holiday season, Stephen...

Even post-Race to the Top, state and local proposals to revise tenure are still cropping up, suggesting the issue will be on the table in 2011.

Peer-review programs, the federal ed. budget fight, UTLA's bargaining priorities and teacher-education reform have all been in the news of late.

A Senate committee envisions changes to the Teacher Incentive Fund and the "highly qualified" teacher requirements in the No Child Left Behind law.

The California Teachers' Association claims early successes in QEIA schools, but researchers say it's hard to prove.

The National Education Association has picked 21 educators to craft recommendations for the union on teacher effectiveness.

A new report has some surprising findings about teacher effectiveness in low-poverty v. high-poverty schools.

If education moves away from granting pay increases for holding a master's degree, what will take its place?

Former District of Columbia schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has announced the launch of a new public education reform coalition called Students First.

Top stories for you to peruse this Friday.

Nathan Saunders eked out a win over incumbent George Parker in a very tight and contentious race for the presidency of the Washington Teachers' Union.


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