Human Resources

8/2/2012

8/2/2012

Bridgeport school superintendent Paul Vallas wowed some in the education community when he passed a sweeping five-year plan to fix Connecticut's worst school district after being on the job for only three months.

8/1/2012

8/1/2012

The Mobile County school system has rehired or found new jobs for about 850 of the more than 1,000 teachers and other employees that it fired or put on mandatory transfer status at the beginning of the summer, following votes by the school board Monday.

7/31/2012

7/31/2012

Associate Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky was introduced as the next deputy superintendent of instruction for the Clark County School District.

7/31/2012

At a Hollidaysburg rally earlier this month, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Smith said Spring Cove government teacher Philip Waite spoke "eloquently." A day later, he called Waite's words "divisive and beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse."

7/30/2012

7/30/2012

School districts across the state are bracing their budgets for possible legislation that would require them to pay for teacher pension costs as lawmakers grapple with ideas to close the state’s $83 billion pension debt.

7/27/2012

7/27/2012

Ohio's school superintendent says the investigation of changes made to student attendance data in several districts could lead to criminal charges against educators who committed fraud.

7/26/2012

7/26/2012

Teachers are being treated as true professionals and not as interchangeable cogs in an educational assembly line because of evaluation plans called for in the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says.

7/25/2012

7/25/2012

While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it's rarely seen in school districts.

7/20/2012

7/20/2012

The Ankeny (Iowa) School District has filed a lawsuit against its former superintendent, claiming he misled officials about whether he had a new job lined up when he negotiated a $176,000 exit agreement.

7/20/2012

It's supposed to be an educational SWAT team to help schools as they phase out of existence.

7/19/2012

7/19/2012

The Obama administration unveiled plans Wednesday to create an elite corps of master teachers, a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

7/19/2012

Talk of a possible Chicago teacher strike got louder Wednesday, as the head of the school system blasted a fact-finder's recommendation to give teachers a double-digit raise, saying it would cost hundreds of millions of dollars and lead to mass-layoffs and classroom crowding.

7/19/2012

Former Ankeny school Superintendent Matthew Wendt is accused of fraud and deliberately misleading Ankeny school board members in a lawsuit filed in Polk County District court Tuesday.

7/16/2012

7/16/2012

John Jay High School Director of Guidance Christopher Griffin is leaving his position after four years to become the assistant principal at Scarsdale High School, the Katonah Lewisboro School District announced Thursday.

7/13/2012

7/13/2012

The South Bend Community School Corp. school board voted Wednesday, 6-1, to approve an administrative recommendation to eliminate 64 teaching positions.

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