October 2014 Archives

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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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.


The state's supreme court reversed a lower-court ruling, allowing a 2012 revamping tenure and pay rules to stand.


Hawaii's union opposes a constitutional amendment to allow public funds to support the expansion of pre-K programs in private schools.


A study finds that teachers that were effective with all students also helped English-language-learners advance academically, regardless of whether they held bilingual certification.


The union's president, Karen Lewis, is recovering from an unspecified illness.


New York State United Teachers has sued the state over a requirement that teachers administering and scoring common-core-aligned tests not disclose the items.


How will unions support teachers who refuse to give standardized tests?


The Education Department and National Board outline the next steps of their Teach to Lead campaign.


Seeking to lower health-care costs, the School Reform Commission took the drastic step of cancelling the contract. The move will likely need court approval.


A study says New York's threshold for dismissing teachers is too high, allowing teachers to be returned to the classroom even after egregious problems with performance or professionalism.


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