Human Resources

11/28/2011

11/28/2011

DENTON — One afternoon in mid-November, Jeff Arrington scattered 80 paper gingerbread men labeled with numbers across the floor of his high school disaster-response class.

11/28/2011

Earlier this month, the Tennessee Department of Education released our state’s 2011 results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Tennessee students scored about the same as two years ago.

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

West Virginia school superintendents have seen their paychecks increase over the past three years while teacher salaries have remained stagnant.

11/21/2011

11/21/2011

Teachers and principals' own report cards are getting a lot more attention. The way educators are evaluated is changing across the country, with a switch from routine "satisfactory" ratings to actual proof that students are learning.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

Knox County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Jim McIntyre, answered questions about the new state teacher evaluations and announced some early results about Knox County teachers at a town hall meeting on Tuesday evening.

11/3/2011

11/3/2011

A survey, conducted with more than 500 kindergarten teachers across the country, reveals that America's kindergarten teachers believe most young children are unprepared for school when they enter kindergarten, and veteran kindergarten teachers believe that this situation is deteriorating.

10/28/2011

10/28/2011

Michigan's superintendent of public instruction said he doesn't plan to yank teachers' licenses for poor ratings on their annual evaluations, despite language in proposed rules that would make that possible. 

10/24/2011

10/24/2011

School administrators hoping to reward students for their A-plus fundraising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them gifts with what officials said were inappropriate images.

10/21/2011

10/21/2011

About 29 percent of school districts statewide changed superintendents during the previous school year, according to a recent report published by the New Jersey Schools Boards Association (NJSBA).

10/20/2011

10/20/2011

A New York City Department of Education official has been reprimanded for enlisting staffers to rally parents behind an effort to end teacher seniority rules.

10/19/2011

10/19/2011

A week after the Senate knocked down President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, leaders from the West Virginia Federation of Teachers and the West Virginia AFL-CIO touted the education benefits of the president's plan Monday, saying it would repair run-down schools, hire more educators and funnel resources to West Virginia's neediest children.

10/19/2011

Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters.

10/14/2011

10/14/2011

Three administrators in the public school system here have had their certificates revoked as punishment for changing answers on students standardized tests.

10/13/2011

10/13/2011

Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.

10/13/2011

The Alabama State Board of Education has narrowed its choices for the next state schools superintendent down to four. On Tuesday they selected the four from a pool of applicants whose size disappointed some board members.

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