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On any given day, the activity in Ellen Vikestad's classroom would resemble a round of bumper cars. As Vikestad and her special-needs students at Claremont High School have made their way from one end of her cramped classroom to the other for lessons,...
Elliott Elementary in Lincoln, Neb., struck off on its own last year when it became the only school in the city to win money through the federal School Improvement Grant (SIG) program. Winning wasn't something to be proud of, though: It meant the school...
And Baltimore city educators thought the sky fell when The Sun published salary information... In case you hadn't heard what is sure to be one of the most explosive education stories of the year, New York City has released the value-added evaluation...
The Anne Arundel County teachers union is criticizing the school system's decision to allow some schools to set their own minimum benchmarks for grades, saying that the practice may undermine countywide standards of excellence. School officials said that...
Tags: Severna Park, Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Teachers, PTA
Tribune reportersDozens of people packed a conference room at Chicago Public Schools headquarters today and another 100 or so filled an overflow room upstairs to plead for board members to put off a vote on closing or overhauling 17 struggling schools. Standing before...
Tags: Lobbying, Jesse Jackson, Elections, Teachers, Students
firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Washington County Board of Education is expected to vote on contracts for all three of its employee bargaining units at a board meeting Tuesday, according to an email from school system spokesman Richard Wright. The school system has reached a...
Tribune reporterThe Illinois Supreme Court has sided with Chicago Public Schools in a two-year legal battle with the Chicago Teachers Union over the layoffs of nearly 750 tenured teachers in 2010. In a 5-2 ruling issued this morning, the court said the Illinois School...
The Hartford CourantThe leaders of the state's teachers unions aren't happy with how Gov.Dannel P. Malloydescribed the current tenure system in his State of the State address Wednesday — "the only thing you have to do is show up for four years" — but they say...
Tags: Sharon, Joe Markley, Government, Entertainment, Politics
Tribune reporterLocal School Council members, helped by the Chicago Teachers Union, are asking a Cook County court to intervene before the Chicago Board of Education votes on 17 proposed school closures and "turnarounds" later this month. Members of nine local...
PIX11.comMillions in federal grant money targeted for struggling schools in districts throughout New York State is being yanked, because of a failure to meet a deadline to come up with new evaluations for teachers and principals. In New York City, the teachers...
Representatives of striking Zion-Benton High School District 126 teachers and staff are scheduled to resume contract talks with district officials at 9 a.m. Friday, a union official said this evening. Negotiations will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in the...
It is with great regret that I write this response to last week’s letter to the editor in which an uninformed community member blamed the La Caņada Teachers Association for putting the rights of teachers before our students. It also saddens me...
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