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Last June, I wrote about my neighbor Dusty Brandom, an extraordinary young man who suffers from a debilitating degenerative disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy ("Dusty's road has been winding, rewarding," June 18). At the time, Dusty was about...
Tags: Mountains, Genes and Chromosomes, Landforms, PTA, White House
PIX11.comMillions in federal grant money targeted for struggling schools in districts throughout New York State is being yanked, because of a failure to meet a deadline to come up with new evaluations for teachers and principals. In New York City, the teachers...
Representatives of striking Zion-Benton High School District 126 teachers and staff are scheduled to resume contract talks with district officials at 9 a.m. Friday, a union official said this evening. Negotiations will resume at 9 a.m. Friday in the...
Tribune reporterChicago Public Schools’ chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard and Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis met Tuesday, and one of the topics on the table was a longer school day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing to push for lengthening...
It is with great regret that I write this response to last week’s letter to the editor in which an uninformed community member blamed the La Cañada Teachers Association for putting the rights of teachers before our students. It also saddens me...
Tags: Teachers, Students, Unions, Teaching and Learning
As a teacher in San Marino and a parent in La Cañada, I am concerned about LCUSD’s proposed seven staff development days for 2011-12. Having taught in two neighboring districts over the past 18 years, I have seen my fair share of staff development...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe Florida Education Association plans a press conference tomorrow to announce “legal actions” related to the teacher merit-pay law the Florida Legislature passed in the spring. The sweeping, and controversial, law overhauls how teachers...
Change of SubjectIn any big wrangle about school reform, teachers unions start at a disadvantage: They don't speak for the children. Those promoting change — be they parents, administrators, politicians or outsiders with grand theories — can presume (or...
L.A. NOWA Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Monday that the city school district can allow an outside group to run two long-struggling campuses. The teachers union had sued to stop the Los Angeles Unified School District from letting Green......
L.A. NOWDeasy warns school board to stay neutral: He asks board members to “reserve their public statements” in competition over who will run new and low-performing campuses....
Change of SubjectIf you’re keeping score at home, which I happen to be, the tally looks to be stuck: Chicago Public Schools –13 Chicago Teachers Union – 470 That’s 13 city public elementary schools where the teachers have voted to extend their........
Change of SubjectFrom Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO, Chicago Public Schools To: Karen Lewis, president, Chicago Teachers Union September 30, 2011 Dear Karen: As I outlined in my voicemail earlier today, thirteen schools have so far elected to join the Longer School Day...
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