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  • Community colleges declare state of financial emergency

    Community colleges declare state of financial emergency
    In Professor Tim Payne’s Global Economics class at Shoreline Community College, students are learning about the fiscal reality of governments around the world. As they crunch the numbers, the very school they attend is under an incredible...
  • Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement

    Teachers join the Occupy Seattle movement
    As Occupy Seattle entered its fifth week, it saw a change of venue and a show of sign of support from educators. Hundreds of teachers joined the protest as it moved its encampment and logistical base to Seattle Central Community College. “I`m...
  • Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget

    Special Session Called For Texas Lawmakers on Budget
    Texas lawmakers are now going into a special session. A lot of that has to do with Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat from Fort Worth. Late Sunday night, she used her filibuster power to keep the senate from voting a bill to balance the state's budget....
  • 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...
  • Unions Balk At Teacher Certification Changes

    Teacher union leaders, school administrators and state officials harmonized last week over a proposed teacher evaluation system. But Tuesday when Gov.Dannel P. Malloyannounced plans to reduce red tape and to "empower local school districts" — steps...
  • Unions Unsettled By Malloy's Call For Tenure Reform

    The leaders of the state's teachers unions aren't happy with how Gov.Dannel P. Malloydescribed the current tenure system in his State of the State address Wednesday — "the only thing you have to do is show up for four years" — but they say...
  • 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...
  • Petition calls for funding public schools

    Petition calls for funding public schools
    Several groups will start circulating a petition across Kansas to ask Gov. Sam Brownback and the state legislature to not cut school funding. The month long petition drive is the result of a partnership between the American Federation of Teachers-Kansas,...
  • California's higher education system could face decline

    California's higher education system could face decline
    California's master plan for higher education, the product of an era of seemingly limitless opportunity, was nearly 30 years old when Nicolette Lafranchi was born in 1988. By the time she turned 20 last year, the plan was working well for her, just as...
  • Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations

    Superintendent spreads the gospel of 'value-added' teacher evaluations
    When Terry Grier was hired to run the San Diego Unified School District in January 2008, he hoped to bring with him a revolutionary tool that had never been tried in a large California school system. Its name -- "value-added" -- sounded innocuous enough....
  • Obama and Big Labor

    Obama and Big Labor
    Today's question: Will big labor help or hurt Obama in his first year in the White House? Previously, Weigel and Lilly discussed possible futures for Hillary Clinton and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the Obama administration, weighed potential Cabinet picks...