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September 14, 2010

Where Are the Teachers in 'Education Nation'?

Educator Brian Crosby is wondering aloud about the inclusion—or lack thereof—of teachers in NBC's upcoming Education Nation special.

August 30, 2010

For Laid-Off Teachers, It's a Waiting Game

Despite $10 billion in new federal funding explicitly designed to save educator jobs, many teachers who've been laid off may not be called back to the classroom anytime soon.

August 13, 2010

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee vs. D.C. Teachers' Union President

Four hundred or so new D.C. teachers are starting the school year amid a climate of controversy as tensions between Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee and the President of the D.C. teachers' union George Parker continue to run high.

August 12, 2010

Edujobs Bill: Are Teachers to Blame?

Tuesday's passage of the edujobs bill did not sit well with everyone, and has some blaming teacher salaries and benefits for the state of the economy.

August 10, 2010

Obama to House: Pass the Edujobs Bill!

President Obama spoke from the Rose Garden Tuesday morning, urging the House to pass the edujobs bill.

August 05, 2010

Oklahoma Paper Lauds D.C. Layoffs

The Oklahoman cites the performance-based firings of hundreds of educators by D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee as a rare example of holding teachers accountable.

August 04, 2010

Edujobs Bill Nears Senate Approval

A bill that could spare as many as 140,000 teaching jobs is one step closer to passing in the Senate this week.

August 03, 2010

Texas Teacher-Student Racial Gap Eyed

Experts worry that a lack of black and Hispanic teachers in Texas could hinder the achievement of minority students there.

July 26, 2010

Reactions to Rhee

Valerie Strauss, in the Washington Post's Answer Sheet blog, argues that D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee's decision to fire 165 teachers for poor performance last week was driven by a dubious teacher-evaluation system.

July 13, 2010

Teachers Racing to Retire in New Jersey

Public school teachers in New Jersey are retiring at twice the expected rate this year.

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