Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 02/21/2012 - 12:02am
The White House could use a little help from Aretha Franklin to boost its new education initiative. The $5 billion plan aims to elevate the status of America’s teachers, and is dubbed RESPECT — although inspiring that particular sentiment may be wishful thinking.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 5:59pm
As suburban school officials remain skittish about the idea of paying more toward teachers’ retirements, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton said a proposal he’s considering would spare local districts the cost of covering the immense pension debt the state has racked up.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 5:32pm
The reopening of an investigation into teacher misconduct at a high school in Hollywood and the initiation of another in Pacoima – both in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – is leading to concerns that the lewd behavior uncovered at Miramonte Elementary School might be more widespread than thought.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 4:47pm
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.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 12:37am
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.