Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 1:12am
Glastonbury, Conn. teacher Scott Minnick compared the educational system to a tripod. One of the legs, he told the governor Tuesday night, is a "socioeconomic problem that ... teachers cannot fix." Then why, Minnick asked, does the education reform bill in the state legislature focus on teachers?
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 03/05/2012 - 4:04pm
Legislative budget writers voted Monday to increase state support for public schools by 4.6 percent in 2013, bumping up the minimum teacher salary by $500 a year and funding education reforms approved during last year's session, including a statewide laptop program.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 3:01pm
The San Francisco school board took on teacher seniority rights Tuesday night in planning for layoffs, voting to save the jobs of all 70 teachers in 14 low-performing schools when the district hands out pink slips in two weeks.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 4:05pm
While school district officials have wrestled with the issue of whether to set boundaries for teachers and coaches when texting and communicating with students using social media, high school students may have come up with an answer.
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.