Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 2:10pm
Hundreds of thousands of Chicago students returned to school on Wednesday after a teachers' strike ended, thrilling parents who had struggled with child care but shifting the debate to hard questions about budget deficits, school closures and teacher layoffs.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Thu, 07/26/2012 - 3:25pm
Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson’s formula for boosting student achievement in struggling schools is built on a simple concept — allowing principals to select their teaching staff regardless of seniority.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 9:41pm
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.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 6:51pm
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.