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October 16, 2014

Contested Tenure, Pay Law in Louisiana Upheld on Appeal

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

April 09, 2014

Los Angeles Settlement on Teacher Layoffs Ducks the Seniority Question

A settlement in Los Angeles over teacher layoffs does not alter the place of seniority in such decisions.

March 28, 2014

Fate of California Teacher-Protection Rules Now in Hands of Judge

Lawyers presented their closing arguments in the fractious Vergara v. California teacher-protection lawsuit.

March 25, 2014

Philadelphia Will Skirt Seniority in Staffing

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

Revisions to Seniority-Based Layoffs Eyed in Newark

Newark's Cami Anderson wants the Christie administration to waive the state's reverse-seniority layoff requirements.

January 28, 2014

Contours of Calif. Teacher-Protection Suit Take Shape

Highlights from opening statements in the Vergara v. California trial.

January 27, 2014

High-Profile California Lawsuit on Teacher Protections Begins

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

Commission Suspends Philadelphia Teacher-Staffing, -Pay Rules

Philadelphia plans to suspend some teacher seniority and pay provisions as it rehires staff through a $50 million borrowing scheme.

May 01, 2013

Within Schools, Novice Teachers Paired With Struggling Students

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. Chief: Districts Must End Seniority Hiring, Transfer

R.I.'s commissioner put districts on notice that hiring and transfer processes contravene state law.

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