General Teacher Issues
- Lawsuit challenges NJ teacher seniority rules
- > Nov 2, 5:14 AM: A group of Newark parents, opening a new attack on teacher tenure, have filed a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's schools' "last in, first out" layoff scheme, charging the rule forces the retention of ineffective teachers and
- 1 in 4 U.S. teachers are chronically absent, missing more than 10 days of school
- > Oct 27, 7:15 AM: More than 1 in 4 of the nation’s full-time teachers are considered chronically absent from school, according to federal data, missing the equivalent of more than two weeks of classes each academic year in what some districts say
- Tennessee puts pressure on school districts to improve teaching
- > Oct 17, 6:27 AM: National and state research shows teachers are the biggest in-school factor influencing academic achievement, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen said districts must work to ensure minority and poor students are
- BESE narrowly endorses overhaul in teacher training
- Oct 12, 6:48 AM: In a sweeping change, Louisiana's top school board Tuesday voted to overhaul the ways teachers are trained for the classroom.
- Former U.S. education secretary rips teacher-prep programs
- > Oct 5, 7:02 AM: Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, in an open letter to college presidents and education school deans, says the system for training teachers "lacks rigor, is out of step with the times," and leaves them "unprepared and
- Group: Arizona teacher shortage reaching ‘crisis levels’
- Sep 28, 6:14 AM: The Arizona School Personnel Administrators Administration recently surveyed 130 school districts and charter schools around the state to learn of staffing shortages those schools may have faced for the 2016 school year.
- Michigan teachers demoralized, union survey says
- Sep 20, 6:04 AM: A first-time combined survey by the state’s two teachers unions reveals widespread disappointment, demoralization and discontent among their members.
- America has a teacher shortage, and a new study says it’s getting worse
- > Sep 15, 6:54 AM: The United States is facing its first major teacher shortage since the 1990s, one that could develop into a crisis for schools in many parts of the country, according to a new study by the Learning Policy Institute, an education
- Nashville Teacher Residency program tackles diversity
- Sep 6, 6:40 AM: A new teacher residency program led by former Mayor Karl Dean's education nonprofit, Project Renaissance, hopes to address the need for a more diverse teacher base in Metro Nashville Public Schools.
- Fixing terms for up to 5,000 teachers could avert possible strike
- Aug 26, 6:29 AM: Finding a way to hold harmless up to 5,000 teachers who have maxed out on their pay raises for education and seniority may be the key to averting Chicago’s second teachers strike in four years.
- Teachers, city schools urged to overhaul policies
- > Aug 22, 7:30 AM: The Boston Municipal Research Bureau, in a report it plans to release Monday, says such changes are necessary to boost the quality of teaching and learning so the school system can compete more aggressively with independently run
- The nation’s teacher force lacks diversity, and it might not get much better
- > Aug 18, 8:03 AM: Persistent achievement gaps among black and Hispanic students have confounded education experts for years. One strategy researchers have found to be successful at narrowing the gaps is a simple one: Employ more minority teachers,
- State Supreme Court agrees: SRC can’t cancel teacher contract
- Aug 16, 5:40 AM: The Philadelphia School Reform Commission's nearly two-year battle to cancel the city teachers' union contract and impose new work rules to save money was soundly defeated again Monday.
- New rule sparks debate over teacher preparation, hiring process
- > Jul 27, 6:14 AM: A new rule adopted by the State School Board that would allow schools to hire people with professional expertise but who may not have teaching experience sparked debate among teachers, administrators and education
- New Nashville teacher cooperative chips away at public, private partition
- > Jul 26, 7:24 AM: Teachers aren’t only good at teaching students. They’re good at teaching each other, too. That’s why Gregory O’Loughlin decided to form a network of teachers in grades 3-8 from across public and private schools in
- Utah school board schedules public hearing for new route to license teachers without education train
- Jul 13, 6:40 AM: Members of the state school board are scheduled to hear public feedback this month on a new policy that allows individuals without education training to work as classroom teachers.
- New route to teacher certification gets an F, Utah House Democrats say
- Jul 8, 7:25 AM: A month after state education leaders created a new path to a teaching license, a dozen Democratic legislators are giving the route a failing grade.
- Nevada looks to refresh dry pipeline of teachers, and fast
- > Jul 5, 7:45 AM: Nevada is struggling with a chronic teacher shortage that mirrors problems in other parts of the country as fewer students enroll in teacher training programs. At the Washoe County School District, the state's second largest behind
- Teach for America marks 10th year in Memphis with increased diversity and enhanced local training
- Jul 5, 7:41 AM: Teach for America, a nonprofit that recruits corps members to commit to teaching two years in urban schools across the country, is celebrating its 25th year nationally and 10th anniversary in Memphis this year.
- Alaska repeals teacher evaluation plan
- Jun 27, 7:53 AM: In a win for Alaska’s teachers, the State Board of Education has repealed a requirement that teacher evaluations include student achievement data.
General Teacher Issues