| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him.
The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The new leader of the Los Angeles teachers union signaled a more militant stance toward the school district, including the possibility of a strike, at a national teachers union convention held downtown this weekend.
Alex Caputo-Pearl, who took office...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide.
Los Angeles County Superior Court...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The ruling Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge that struck down job protections for teachers in California as unconstitutional will undoubtedly spawn a series of appeals that could last years before a final outcome is reached.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.
The pilot program, announced in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73.
Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:33 AM
WEST HARTFORD — In just a week's time, Elizabeth Natale has turned from a middle school English teacher quietly frustrated with education reform into a national voice for colleagues throughout the country.
In an opinion column for The Courant last...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
A national teachers union "Day of Action" campaign includes an Orlando event this evening. The campaign by the American Federation of Teachers argues that public schools are under attack by so-called reform efforts. Some 90 events around the country aim...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:03 AM
In their most decisive move yet to reduce the racial disparities in school discipline and end the so-called "schools to prison pipeline," federal education and justice officials today issued new school discipline guidelines for districts.
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Common Core may be the most controversial education issue you know nothing about. It's been trashed on radio talk shows and touted in speeches, and it will be the subject of three public hearings across the state this month. Yet 55 percent of parents...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies Wednesday, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishments.
In a 23-page letter, officials with the...