November 2011 Archives

Certain schools in Los Angeles would gain new freedom to hire teachers in their building, to avoid certain district directives, and to cancel parts of the teachers' contract under a new agreement brokered by the school district and its local teachers' union.

Only five of the 11 states that have applied for ESEA waivers have a firm mechanism in place for implementing teacher-evaluation systems statewide, according to a review of the plans.

Arizona State University is coupling its revamping of student teaching with more content coursework for elementary teachers.

UTLA's president responds to an initiative by members to force a teacher-evaluation vote.

EdWeek unveils its new special report on labor-management collaboration.

Both a value-added method and a series of observations identified the same teachers as particularly high or low-performing under Chicago's teacher-evaluation pilot, a new study concludes.

Los Angeles teachers plan to force a referendum on evaluation reform within their teachers' union.

An ESEA amendment stands to have a major impact on how teacher-quality funds are distributed.

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has named Ronald Thorpe as its new president and CEO.

Teachers' unions are among the groups that have been actively involved in supporting the Occupy Wall Street protests that have sprung up in U.S. cities from coast to coast.

A group of Los Angeles parents are threatening to sue the school district unless it begins to conduct teacher evaluations that comply with state law.

Some Idaho districts are basing teacher bonuses on their ability to engage parents.

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