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Los Angeles School Staff Replaced

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.

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Finding the Perfect Fit

Administrators are using different approaches for hiring teachers.
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Generation Jobless: Students Pick Easier Majors Despite Less Pay

Biyan Zhou wanted to major in engineering. Her mother and her academic adviser also wanted her to major in it, given the apparent career opportunities for engineers in a tough job market.

But during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon University, Ms. Zhou switched her major from electrical and computer engineering to a double major in psychology and policy management. Workers who majored in psychology have median earnings that are $38,000 below those of computer engineering majors, according to an analysis of U.S. Census data by Georgetown University.

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Improving Teacher Recruitment, Evaluation and Training Systems with Assistance from Business

Pittsburgh Public Schools was the focus this year of a competition at UC Berkeley in addition to winning a $40 million grant from the Gates Foundation for their Empowering Effective Teachers initiative.

Retaining Librarians through Mentoring

With districts facing budget concerns nationwide, library media programs and staffing are limited.

Who Will Teach? New Opportunity for Teachers

"Once-in-a-generation" opportunity to recreate workforce policies in order to retain the current fleet of teachers.

Landing the Chief

Superintendent headhunters match positions and candidates.

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