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September 14, 2012

Va. Hires Specialist to Follow Up on Teacher Sexual-Misconduct Cases

There's no guarantee that teachers involved in such incidents will lose their licenses, because teachers can move from district to district without disclosing the cases, so the state is moving to stop that from happening in the future.

August 02, 2012

A Twitter Debate on Teacher Sexual Misconduct

A recap of a Twitter debate on teacher due process in instances of inappropriate sexual misconduct with students.

June 28, 2012

Teacher-Misconduct Proposals Face Uphill Battle in Calif., N.Y.

Efforts to change process for dismissing teachers accused of misconduct in California and in New York State have both hit major roadblocks, illuminating the degree to which this difficult area of policy remains a contentious and highly political one.

March 26, 2012

California Urged To Address Teacher-Layoff Policies

An analysis from California's Legislative Analyst's Office urges the state to consider revamping its teacher-layoff policies, including reducing the emphasis on seniority.

July 15, 2011

D.C. to Reward, Dismiss Teachers Based on Evaluations

The District of Columbia plans to give raises and bonuses to more than 600 teachers and dismiss some 200 others based primarily on data generated by its teacher-evaluation system, officials announced today.

July 15, 2011

Beleaguered Teacher-Credentialing Board Improves, Auditor Says

A state auditor finds improvements in the management of California's teacher-credentialing body.

February 25, 2011

AFT Outlines New Due-Process Approach for 'Ineffective' Teachers

As envisioned by the AFT, an improvement plan for teachers believed to be ineffective would include "clearly articulated measures of success, timelines, support needed, and periodic reviews."

February 17, 2011

Duncan Elaborates on Layoff Policies

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan offers more details about what it means to revisit things like seniority and layoff policies.

September 13, 2010

Could Value-Added Save Teachers' Jobs?

Might value-added measures that show teachers are helping students learn protect them from unwarranted dismissal?

September 10, 2010

The Elephant in the (Rubber) Room

Should teachers awaiting due-process hearings continue to collect salaries and benefits?

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