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  • Florida (with B grade) leads states in teacher-quality survey

     
    Teacher quality: Seven states that toughened how they deal with teachers earned the top grades this year in an annual survey by the National Council on Teacher Quality....
  • City school system to reimburse teachers for visa fees

    Baltimore school officials say the district will reimburse international teachers who paid out-of-pocket fees to obtain work visas, a practice that led the U.S. Department of Labor to order Prince George's County schools to pay nearly $6 million in...
  • Thousands of state workers forced to pay union fees

    Maryland's largest state employee union is set to begin collecting fees from nonmembers this month — a move that sets up the Maryland chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for what could be a $4.7 million gain...
  • Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol

    Thousands Protest Education Cuts at Texas Capitol
    The Texas Tribune Want to get the attention of 11,000 Texans? Propose a $10 billion spending cut to public education. Parents, educators and students from across the state marched to the Capitol Saturday for the Save Texas Schools rally to express their...
  • Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts

    Hundreds of Students Protest Higher Education Cuts
    Protesters once again converged on the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, this time angry over Governor Rick Snyder's proposed cuts to college education. Hundreds of students from Michigan's public universities, including Western and GVSU, were at the...
  • Union, district reach agreement

    COSTA MESA — The Newport Mesa Federation of Teachers has reached a tentative pact with the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, agreeing to a one-year contract in which there will be no raises and no work furloughs, said Kimberly Claytor, the...
  • Una conversación con A.J. Duffy

    Una conversación con A.J. Duffy
    Cuando alguien cancela su suscripción y organiza una manifestación de protesta frente al edificio del Times, por lo general no voy a tocar a su puerta para convencerlo de que se suscriba otra vez. Pero siento cierta simpatía por A.J. Duffy, presidente...
  • DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs

    DISD Budget Cuts: Teachers and Support Staff Will Lose Jobs
    DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was the bearer of bad news to a stunned school board. His message is plan for the worst and the numbers are staggering. To cut $253 million dollars the district would have to fire 3,100 teachers and counselors--...
  • Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups

    Cheryl Hillen of Tolland has quietly raised millions for right-wing groups
    Cheryl Hillen has raised millions of dollars for shadowy right-wing advocacy organizations. She's been linked to billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch in national news stories. She's a fundraiser and adviser for groups that teachers' unions...
  • Maryland Dream Act defenders want to "educate" voters

    Defenders of the state's Dream Act say voter education will be key to their success in November, when Marylanders weigh-in on a new law that lets some illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition. "Our goal will be be education about what the Dream Act...
  • New York releases, publishes teacher evaluations

    And Baltimore city educators thought the sky fell when The Sun published salary information... In case you hadn't heard what is sure to be one of the most explosive education stories of the year,  New York City has released the value-added evaluation...