“Don’t tell nobody about this.”
“Don’t tell nobody about this.”
Last year, as the Colorado budget was battered by the worst economy in generations, the Douglas County school district had to chop $36 million from its budget. So, among other things, it cut $2 million from administration, including several jobs. It continued charging students 50 cents each way to ride the bus. It eliminated 177 teaching positions.
The decision to replace the entire staff of an elementary school here, where two former teachers stand accused of molesting students, sparked protests from some parents and students and applause from others.
A two-day closure went into effect at Miramonte Elementary School on Tuesday to enable the Los Angeles Unified School District to replace the entire staff following the arrests of two teachers on allegations of lewd acts and sexual crimes against students.
"I thought it was time to do something else."
With those words, Schools Superintendent Frank Alvarez brought the curtain down on his nearly nine years at the helm of the Montclair School District.
For the first time in three years, New York City teachers are not being threatened with layoffs, “unless something dramatic happens,” Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said, announcing his preliminary budget.
The cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools system spends tens of millions of dollars annually on a perk that few other employers offer: cash to departing employees for unused time off.
He lives on the other corner of the continent. He has a bit of a "Google problem." But the Anchorage School Board says a former Florida superintendent looking to make Alaska his last stop in a long career is the best pick to serve as CEO of the city's schools.
Board president Gretchen Guess announced Jim Browder as the new district superintendent Tuesday, praising the 64-year-old's record of boosting test scores, weathering spending cuts and steering a school system 50 percent larger than Anchorage.
America's public school teachers are seeing their generations-old tenure protections weakened as states seek flexibility to fire teachers who aren't performing.
A plan to strengthen K-12 education, released earlier this week, sets many ambitious deadlines. By the end of the 2012 legislative session for example, Maine Education Commissioner Stephen Bowen wants lawmakers to agree on tough expectations that Maine teachers must meet to be considered effective in the classroom.
New York will seek to attract and reward “highly effective” teachers, evaluate their performance and create 100 schools, including some that prepare students for technical careers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
Several factors make it tougher for Chicago teachers to strike.
Wyoming school districts reversed "top-heavy" staffing in their central offices in 2010-11, according to a report released earlier this month by the Wyoming Department of Education.
A former Teacher of the Year at an Alabama elementary school admitted to molesting over 21 girls during his 25-year career, police said on Thursday.
A new report released by the Chicago Public Schools' inspector general has uncovered a host of misconduct allegations against CPS employees and officials, including improperly disbursed benefits that resulted in a loss of over $1 million in district funds.