Submitted by Marion Herbert on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 10:59pm
The North Carolina Senate is working on revamping public school policies ranging scrapping job-protecting tenure laws for teachers to protecting home-packed bagged lunches from child nutrition oversight.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Thu, 04/19/2012 - 10:06pm
For months, Leeds Global Partners, a New York-based firm specializing in educational issues as "attractive investment opportunities," has been closely involved in developing Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed school reforms.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 04/15/2012 - 11:16pm
While Gov. Bobby Jindal and his legislative allies celebrate the passage of sweeping changes to the state’s public-education system, some local teachers and teachers-in-training say they fear for the future the reforms have created.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Tue, 11/15/2011 - 3:23pm
A funny thing happened on the way to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the sweeping school-reform law better known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB): The debate over reauthorization has spawned a political alliance between the tea party and the teachers unions.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Mon, 11/14/2011 - 4:37pm
Not all public school educators opposed Senate Bill 5, though more than a few administrators and school board members stood beside the teachers’ unions in working to repeal the controversial collective bargaining law.
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 Thu, 10/06/2011 - 2:49pm
With more than 700 school aides facing their last day at work on Friday barring a last-minute deal, the Bloomberg administration is blaming the school aides’ powerful labor union, District Council 37, for not doing enough to prevent the layoffs.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 10:49pm
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstadon Monday unveiled an education reform plan that focuses on tying teacher pay to performance and will form the centerpiece of a legislative package he intends to introduce before lawmakers convene early next year.