Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 3:22pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:14pm
A week after voters overturned Public Act 4, the Detroit Board of Education plans to vote Tuesday night to break the district's contract with Eastern Michigan University and withdraw from the Education Achievement Authority.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 6:16pm
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.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 1:42pm
A committee of the Cumberland County school board was presented Tuesday two options to consider if the state legislature eliminates tenure for teachers.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 4:59pm
When Newark teachers vote whether to ratify or reject a contract offering them bonuses based on classroom performance for the first time, school officials across the state will be watching.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 10/28/2012 - 4:34pm
The Lakewood Board of Education’s dealings with some of its largest vendors have been plagued by lax oversight and questionable contracts over the years, an Asbury Park Press investigation has found.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 3:34pm
The Chicago Board of Education has approved a three-year contract negotiated with the Chicago Teachers Union after a strike.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:36pm
By next week the Atlanta Public School board will make its final decision on whether to extend the contract of Superintendent Erroll Davis. Davis was hired as the interim APS superintendent in July 2011 as the system searched to replace departing superintendent, Beverly Hall. The APS Board has not made a final decision, but it appears to be in favor of keeping Davis on board.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:49pm
Lake Forest High School, despite a teachers strike, was planning to reopen school Monday with administrators, substitute teachers and community volunteers offering students a variety of educational programs, parents were told during a meeting Sunday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 3:33pm
Lawyers for Chicago Public Schools lost their case of a temporary restraining order which would have immediately ended the teachers strike. Judge Peter Flynn did not agree to hold a hearing on the matter today, instead suggesting the case be heard on Wednesday. But the judge questioned if the legal issues wouldn't be moot if the strike is over by then, according to Roderick Drew, a spokesman for the city's Law Department.