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  • Timeout on teacher tenure

    Timeout on teacher tenure
    Teachers unions have guarded the right to tenure with great devotion and tenacity. But with the head of Washington's school district pushing for at least a timeout on tenure, and the head of the American Federation of Teachers willing to put the issue...
  • 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...
  • Monday's Democratic National Convention schedule

    Monday, Aug. 25: ONE NATION Session begins at 3 p.m. Mountain Time, which is 2 p.m. Pacific and 5 p.m. Eastern. 3 p.m - 7 p.m. Call to Order The Honorable Howard Dean Chair, Democratic National Committee Former Governor of Vermont Invocation The...
  • UFT leader ready to make departure effective Aug. 1

     
    Influential teachers' union leader Randi Weingarten is due to make it official next Wednesday that she will depart as head of the United Federation of Teachers on Aug. 1 to head only the national affiliate American Federation of Teachers,......
  • Race to the Top: Teachers left behind?

     
    by Mark Silva In "the race to the top,'' no child will be left behind, we're assured, but a lot of low-performing teachers - as measured by the poor performance of their students - may be The government has set......
  • L.A. charter schools win Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant

     
    A consortium of Los Angeles-area charter schools has won a $60-million grant to develop a new teacher evaluation system based at least partly on student test scores. The grant, part of $335 million in related awards announced today by the......
  • Union leaders ask governor not to cut education funds

     
    State labor leaders held a conference call today to urge Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger not to propose education funding cuts when he releases his budget later this week. Over the last two years, the state has cut education funding by nearly......
  • Bill Maher to welcome Christopher Hitchens, Rob Thomas

     
    Bill Maher has another eclectic guest list lined up for “Real Time With Bill Maher.” His roundtable guests are musician Rob Thomas, journalist Christopher Hitchens and Randi Weingarten, president, American Federation of Teachers. Maher's...
  • Sunday shows: Beck, Barbour, Duncan, Miller, Meek

     
    Also Shaun Donovan, Sen. Mary Landrieu and Mayor Mitch Landrieu....
  • FEA president asks Duncan for Race to the Top meeting

     
    Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association, sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asking for his staff to meet with Florida's “education community.” The meeting would be  to share, if possib...