Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 11:55pm
It was a change in tone: Acting New Jersey State Education Commissioner Christopher Cerf came to the teachers union convention Friday and told educators that he appreciated and valued them and wanted to listen to their concerns.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 11/13/2011 - 11:36pm
Nov. 13 to 19 will mark the 90th annual observance of American Education Week -- a time for recognizing our public schools and the relationships between teachers, support staff, students, parents and the community.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 11/07/2011 - 10:19pm
Long cast as defender of the status quo, New Jersey's teachers union has begun presenting its own ideas for major changes to the state's public school system.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 11:13pm
For years, leaders such as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and former first lady Laura Bush have said teachers need to be paid more. But researchers from two conservative think tanks say otherwise in a report released.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 2:39pm
The Chicago Public School's Board of Education will vote on a resolution Wednesday that would give charter schools grants of up to $75,000 and teachers stipends of $800 if they implement a longer school day in 2011-12.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 2:07pm
A week after the Senate knocked down President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill, leaders from the West Virginia Federation of Teachers and the West Virginia AFL-CIO touted the education benefits of the president's plan Monday, saying it would repair run-down schools, hire more educators and funnel resources to West Virginia's neediest children.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 1:11pm
Senate Democratic leaders have settled on which piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan they want to move on first: $35 billion for state and local governments to rehire teachers, police and firefighters.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 5:15pm
A charter school teacher warned her third graders that a standardized test question was “tricky,” and they all changed their answers.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 5:08pm
To successfully overhaul the state’s education system, Iowa needs champions in the Legislature and communities that are willing to push for sustained changes, some state leaders say.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Wed, 10/12/2011 - 2:59pm
Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of School Superintendents.