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  • School board election: Split decision for Deasy; 3rd race to runoff

     
    In a school board election that attracted national money and attention, candidates backing both Supt. John Deasy and the teachers union won election Tuesday night....
  • Late donations bolster pro-Deasy school board candidates

     
    Two eleventh hour donations have added financial muscle to a campaign seeking to bolster Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy through the results of Tuesday’s Board of Education elections. The Sacramento-based California Charter Schools Assn. has...
  • Thursday Morning Coffee: The five things you need to know this morning.

     
    Good Thursday Morning, Fellow Seekers. If you were surfing the Interwebs or listening to the radio or watching the barking heads on cable news yesterday, then you know there's only one story that consumed Pennsylvania's political and chattering classes...
  • New movie re-ignites “parent trigger” debate

     
    As part of the GOP convention in Tampa, some guests are attending a preview of the new movie Won't Back Down, a film that is creating buzz and controversy in education circles.  According to the schedule sent out this morning, in fact, their viewing...
  • Show of hands, please, on support for open teacher talks

     
    WPTV-TV West Palm Beach screen grab, 9/18/12 The periodic eruption of twinkles from the capacity crowd in the Fort Pierce (Fla.) Central High School auditorium Tuesday night seemed to lend support to the argument of my critics: Allowing the public......
  • L.A. Unified and charter groups win teacher evaluation grants

     
    The Los Angeles Unified School District and three local charter-school groups have won federal grants to develop their teacher and principal evaluation systems, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. L.A. Unified, California’s largest...
  • Connecticut shootings: Gun control is Sunday’s main topic

     
    Sunday morning programs have revised their guest lineups in response to the Connecticut school shootings. Here's an update on those programs, where gun control will be a recurring topic: “Meet the Press” welcomes New York Mayor Michael...
  • Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
  • Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies

    Brenda J. Clayburn, City Union of Baltimore president, dies
    Brenda J. Clayburn, a founder and later president of the City Union of Baltimore who was also a longtime city Police Department supervisor, died Sunday of undetermined causes at her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 63. "She had recently been sick, and...
  • Michelle Rhee's education organization gives Maryland policy, reforms a grade of D+

    A controversial set of national report cards issued this week by StudentsFirst--the advocacy and lobbying organization started by former Washington, D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee-- gave Maryland's educational policies and reforms a grade of D+...
  • Reaction To President Obama's Initiatives To Reduce Gun Violence

    Reaction was extensive and varied to President Barack Obama’s noontime speech Wednesday in which he proposed legislation and announced executive actions intended to reduce gun violence after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P....