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Down And Out?
3/6
Mar 11, 12:11 PM:

OK City board dismisses teacher from school that has lost 24 this year through resignation or firing. Failed to file required special ed plans. Percentage of turnover said to be high but compared to what? Under "turnaround" of >

Shortening “You’re Fired” Process
4/6
Mar 9, 4:22 AM:

Competing OK bills deal with firing a "career" teacher. One would make decision by school board to fire final, ending teacher's ability to appeal to court. The other would allow career teacher fired by school board to request >

Bare the Bills
1/6
Mar 8, 8:55 AM:

ID legislators debate two bills -- one to end teacher tenure and ignore seniority when enacting layoffs and the other to institute performance-based pay. Third bill that would cut nearly 800 jobs (via laptop computers) and >

Alternatives to Finding Teachers
3/6
Mar 8, 8:49 AM:

Alternative teacher pathway signed into law in MN this week. Specific to math and science teachers, where there is often a shortage, bill will make it easier for college-educated professionals in these fields to receive a >

Walk Down New Path
3/6
Mar 8, 8:46 AM:

New MN law creates alternative avenues to becoming a licensed teacher, in effort to close nation's second-highest achievement gap. Lets unlicensed teachers work in underperforming schools. Take a look at how new teachers will be >

Testing Merit Of Evaluation Excuses
1/6
Mar 7, 1:00 PM:

Suggested statewide evaluation system taking heat for not being best way to measure NJ teacher effectiveness, especially when working with atypical students. Challenges shouldn't be an excuse to lower standards -- no mention of >

Will Sun Shine on Reform?
4/6
Mar 7, 8:17 AM:

FL legislative session begins this week and education reform bills on the table again. Second chance to pass bill that would end tenure and introduce performance pay and achievement-based evaluations. Last year, fight against >

Prolonging The Agony
3/6
Mar 3, 7:14 AM:

NV Dems propose a bill they believe will reform teaching. Would introduce bonuses and give poor performing teachers 3 years in the classroom before termination--"giving them a chance to improve." Only one Republican on committee >

Teaching For The Money
1/6
Feb 25, 8:54 AM:

TX faces budget shortfall like rest of nation, predicts 1,000 teacher layoffs over next two years. Legislation proposes that within 15 days of pink slip, teacher can request hearing to keep job. Reporting fails to mention if >

Age Discrimination Laws And Seniority
3/6
Feb 23, 9:40 AM:

With FL GOP in charge, more likely to pass broad reform bill that includes eliminating tenure and merit pay for new teachers, tying student achievement to teacher evaluation, annual contract. Unions cry foul. Worried ending >

Restructuring Report
1/6
Feb 22, 1:23 PM:

AP story reviewed by the Bullpen ("No Reasoning Behind Bills") now has additional info on OK Senate approving board restructuring. Focus strictly political -- lawmaker mentions change makes board "more accountable to citizens", >

No Reasoning Behind Bills
1/6
Feb 22, 8:48 AM:

Bills pass through OK Senate that expand charters and eliminate court appeals for fired teachers. No explanation of firing process or why legislation considered -- attention only given to union skepticism and "attack on public >

Devil Is In The Details
2/6
Feb 18, 8:55 AM:

FL Senate bill aiming to reform teacher contracts, pay, and evaluations now has competition from House bill on same issue. Absolutely zilch on particulars of either proposal. Is this akin to legislation in NJ and IN targeting >

Look Beyond The Statements
4/6
Feb 18, 8:52 AM:

Legislators face union and PTA challenges over proposed overhauls to ID's Ed system, including: replacing tenure with merit pay, increased class-size, 770 teacher layoffs, and requiring online courses for students.  What is class >

ID Still Split On Renewed Ed Plan
3/6
Feb 15, 9:17 AM:

State Supt. changes ed plan in response to widespread opposition, reducing online reqs and restructuring teacher pay. Some say concerns are still not met but alternative proposals are nowhere to be found here.

Ed Bill Rewrite Leaves Questions
3/6
Feb 11, 10:15 AM:

Bill sent back for edits after intense debate over ID plan to increase classroom tech and eliminate teacher tenure. Must have been a big discussion but you wouldn't know it from here. People need more info on what's actually >

Legislation Sparks Debate
2/6
Feb 10, 1:03 PM:

Prospective ed system overhaul in ID meets flurry of activity from both supporters and detractors.  Impassioned pleas over class size, teacher pay and tenure. What's the record on those things?

Evaluating Teacher Evaluations
3/6
Feb 7, 5:21 PM:

Dispute on how to assess educator effectiveness. But failure to mention why teachers are being evaluated in the first place -- to increase student learning.

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