A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.
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April 09, 2014
March 28, 2014
Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.
March 25, 2014
Philadelphia's superintendent has imposed new rules for the upcoming school year that will allow principals to disregard seniority as the sole criteria in hiring and assignment decisions.
February 25, 2014
Newark's Cami Anderson wants the Christie administration to waive the state's reverse-seniority layoff requirements.
January 28, 2014
Highlights from opening statements in the Vergara v. California trial.
January 27, 2014
A pathbreaking and controversial trial on teacher protections begins this week in Los Angeles, with implications for policies on teacher seniority, tenure, and dismissal.
August 16, 2013
Philadelphia plans to suspend some teacher seniority and pay provisions as it rehires staff through a $50 million borrowing scheme.
May 01, 2013
Novice and minority teachers tended to be assigned the lowest-achieving students in their schools, according to a new research study.
February 04, 2013
R.I.'s commissioner put districts on notice that hiring and transfer processes contravene state law.
August 13, 2012
A court nullifies a ruling shielding Los Angeles schools from layoffs, arguing that it impinges on teachers' seniority rights.