Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 3:07pm
Amid the banging of African drums, Pittsburgh Public Schools honored academic growth by students in 10 schools under new formulas for measuring how teachers help students learn.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:00pm
As it girds for a battle over school closings, the Chicago Teachers Union is adhering to the strategy it employed during the September strike by framing the fight as one pitting regular Joes from the neighborhood against elitist big-money interests.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 4:05pm
Several hundred protesters marched along Michigan Avenue Monday morning to voice opposition to the school closings plan being put together by Chicago Public Schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 7:25pm
The race for three Los Angeles school board seats — and an expected showdown between the teachers union and its opponents — began to take shape Saturday with the deadline for candidates to announce their plans to run.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 11/04/2012 - 6:16pm
Starting Tuesday, the Medford School District and the classified employees represented by the Oregon School Employees Association will enter mediation with a neutral third party in the hopes of resolving stalemated contract negotiations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 4:06pm
A two year-old overhaul of city special education programs has produced disappointing results, a new analysis shows.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:54pm
The Chicago school board has postponed voting on the district’s $5.73 billion budget for next school year until an agreement is reached on a new teachers’ contract, said CPS spokeswoman Becky Carroll. The vote was to have been on Wednesday.
Submitted by Judy Hartnett on Sun, 07/15/2012 - 8:11am
Teachers across the country face pay freezes and possible layoffs, but the heads of the two biggest teachers unions saw their pay jump 20 percent last year, to nearly half a million dollars apiece.