Human Resources

12/6/2012

12/6/2012

A Latino student will keep his $1 million after a federal appeals panel upheld a ruling that found he was demeaned and threatened at his New York school and the district did little to stop it.

12/6/2012

Over the protests of teachers’ unions and some universities that train new teachers, the State Board of Education has changed the licensing and credential process rules for K-12 educators.

12/5/2012

12/5/2012

The Learning First Alliance (LFA), a partnership of 16 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools, welcomes Thomas Gentzel, the new executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), and Brian Lewis, the new chief executive officer of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), to its board.

11/30/2012

11/30/2012

Citing chronically poor student performance ratings, West Virginia's Board of Education again voted to fire Jorea Marple as state schools superintendent Thursday after fielding harsh criticism over her dismissal. Two former board members and at least seven active or retired teachers were among the 19 speakers who praised Marple, denounced her firing or called for her reinstatement during the meeting's 90-minute public comment period.

11/30/2012

Gov.-elect Jay Inslee is naming Renton Schools Superintendent Mary Alice Heuschel as his new chief of staff, reaching outside the ranks of Olympia insiders and Capitol Hill staff to fill a position vital to his success in running state government.

11/30/2012

The Liberty (N.Y.) Central School Board of Education has released the names of its two finalist candidates for the position of superintendent of schools. Finalist interviews are scheduled for the week of December 3.

11/26/2012

11/26/2012

The likelihood that students of color in Nevada will have a teacher who looks like them is among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report.

11/16/2012

11/16/2012

Two small school districts in western Indiana are working to carry out a merger plan after it won approval from voters in this month’s election.

11/16/2012

The West Virginia Board of Education voted to terminate State Superintendent of Schools Jorea Marple during a routine board meeting in a 5-2 vote.

11/16/2012

Clayton and Fayette counties recently lost their school chiefs within a month of each other. Both outgoing superintendents met contentious ends to their tenures, and both were recently passed over for other jobs. Fayette Superintendent Jeff Bearden lost out on a similar job in Floyd County, and Clayton Superintendent Edmond Heatley made an unsuccessful bid for school chief of the Berkeley Unified District in California.

11/5/2012

11/5/2012

Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.

10/30/2012

10/30/2012

When Baltimore County schools Superintendent Dallas Dance announced plans this fall to create a school safety office in the aftermath of several gun incidents, some in the community assumed he would pick someone with a badge to lead the new department.

10/26/2012

10/26/2012

A state appellate panel today said Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf has the authority to impose salary caps on New Jersey’s school superintendents, dealing Gov. Chris Christie’s administration another win over the battle to hold down school spending.

10/23/2012

10/23/2012

The Maine Education Association has dropped its lawsuit targeting a law requiring insurers, health maintenance organizations and other medical service organizations to provide information concerning a school unit’s insurance claims history.

10/19/2012

10/19/2012

Infojini Consulting, a full service IT consulting, services, and staffing firm with offices in Maryland and Washington, DC, is looking for a Business Analyst with subject matter expertise in education. Among other things, the job requires working collaboratively with stakeholder groups and development teams to identify, design and develop educational business accountability and performance metrics, reports and dashboards.​

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