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December 08, 2017

Dozens of 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Now Back in New York City Classrooms

The New York City education department planned to pull hundreds from its "absent teacher reserve" pool to fill vacancies in schools, yet so far just 41 teachers have been placed.

October 27, 2017

New York City to Begin Putting 'Absent Reserve' Teachers Back in Classrooms. But Who Are They?

A third of teachers entered the pool after facing legal or disciplinary charges. And more than a third came in after their schools were closed or phased out.

October 26, 2017

Houston District Settles Lawsuit With Teachers' Union Over Value-Added Scores

The Houston school district has settled a federal lawsuit brought by the teacher's union over the school system's controversial teacher evaluation system, which involved a secret algorithm.

July 19, 2017

A Fine Line on 'Forced Placement' of Teachers in New York City

New York City schools that still have open teaching positions this fall will be assigned educators from the city's "absent teacher reserve" pool, the education department there recently announced.

May 31, 2017

What Happened to All of the New Orleans Teachers Fired After Hurricane Katrina?

A new study shows that half of them never taught in Louisiana again.

April 11, 2017

Why 4,500 North Carolina Teachers Might Lose Their Jobs This Summer

The states' effort to reduce class sizes might leave thousands of art, music, foreign language, and physical education teachers without a job.

January 17, 2017

Minn. Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Revived

Parents appeal an October ruling that concluded that they hadn't sufficiently linked tenure laws with poor student achievement.

December 09, 2016

Seniority Won't Protect Teachers from Layoffs in a Chicago Suburb

Teachers working in the affluent North Shore school district in Chicago are facing layoffs based on their job performance, not on seniority.

December 08, 2016

Study: It's Far Too Hard to Fire Bad Teachers

A study by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute highlights the difficulties of dismissing ineffective teachers in many districts.

September 13, 2016

Kansas Supreme Court Weighs Tenure Repeal Law

Kansas's highest court will decide whether a 2014 law stripping teachers of their due process protections met constitutional muster.

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