December 2012 Archives

A look at the most popular Teacher Beat items of 2012.

The Chicago Public Schools' turnaround efforts disproportionately affected African-American teachers, the Chicago Teachers Union alleges in a class action filed this week.

A Los Angeles-based firm has been ordered to pay some $4.5 million to hundreds of Filipino teachers it recruited to work in Louisiana schools.

With $11 million from the Helmsley Charitable Trust, the two unions, working with the lead writers of the standards, will involve their teachers in building an online portal of instructional tools.

States have made dozens of changes to their teacher-pension systems in the past four years, but those changes largely fail to deal with longer-term structural problems—and actually come at teachers' expense, contends a report issued today.

Michigan becomes the 24th "right to work" state prohibiting unions from assessing fees from nonmembers.

A teacher-training program sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation expands to New Jersey.

The Florida department of education posted the first round of aggregate results from its new teacher evaluation system, then withdrew it within hours due to errors.

Tennessee's Race to the Top-financed professional development is examined by the state's comptroller.

Los Angeles' schools and teachers' union have reached a tentative pact about the conditions of teacher evaluation.

The American Federation of Teachers has charged the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards to set new beginning-teacher standards—and create an exam states could adopt to determine whether new teachers have met them.


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