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The Deadlocked Debate Over Education Reform

The Deadlocked Debate Over Education Reform | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Watching the departure of Cathleen P. Black, it seems fair to ask whether there can be such a thing as a successful schools chancellor anywhere.
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Cathleen Black Is Out as City Schools Chancellor

Cathleen Black Is Out as City Schools Chancellor | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
After only three months in office, Cathleen Black is stepping down at the mayor's urging, officials say. Deputy Mayor Dennis M. Walcott will fill the post.
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Teacher Layoffs Cause Concern Over Turmoil in Schools

Teacher Layoffs Cause Concern Over Turmoil in Schools | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Thousands of teachers across the nation are facing layoffs, forcing schools to prepare for a broad reshuffling.
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Innovations in Education - Harvard Business Review

Innovations in Education - Harvard Business Review | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics at the intersection of education.
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Redesign the Workforce System for Teachers - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Redesign the Workforce System for Teachers - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The U.S. needs higher pay for teachers and more rigorous training programs for them.
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As Student Absenteeism Rises, a Charter School Fights Back

As Student Absenteeism Rises, a Charter School Fights Back | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
At the Chicago Talent Development Charter School, the administration and staff are trying different tactics to fight a citywide problem of student absenteeism.
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Two Angry Teachers Rap About Being Fired By LAUSD

Two Angry Teachers Rap About Being Fired By LAUSD | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Two teachers laid off by LAUSD take to YouTube, creating a rap song illustrating how Angelenos can help thousands of teachers get their jobs back.
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Last In, Most Worried - Slide Show - NYTimes.com

Last In, Most Worried - Slide Show - NYTimes.com | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Novice teachers at a new school, among the likeliest targets of potential layoffs, talk about their work and what they may miss about it.
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Bill Gates - How teacher development could revolutionize our schools

Bill Gates - How teacher development could revolutionize our schools | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
How we can spend less on education and still boost student achievement.
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New York City Issues Teacher Layoff List by School

New York City Issues Teacher Layoff List by School | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
A list estimates the number of teachers that will be lost if the state does not allocate money and alter seniority rules.
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Education Week: What Is the Role of Teacher Education?

Education Week: What Is the Role of Teacher Education? | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
How critical is a teacher-preparation program in determining the future effectiveness of a teacher? Evidence is mounting that the answer is “not very.”
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Teachers’ Role Seen in Solving School Crises

Teachers’ Role Seen in Solving School Crises | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
A federal conference urging cooperation between school systems and teachers’ unions comes as Republicans in some states are moving to shut unions out of school system policy decisions.
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The Fragile Success of School Reform in the Bronx

The Fragile Success of School Reform in the Bronx | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/magazine/mag-10School-t.html?_r=4&pagewanted=1&hp
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NYC deputy schools chancellor headed to Louisiana - Wall Street Journal

NYC deputy schools chancellor headed to Louisiana - Wall Street Journal | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
NOLA.comNYC deputy schools chancellor headed to LouisianaWall Street JournalAP NEW YORK — A top official in New York City's Department of Education is leaving to take a position overseeing struggling schools in Louisiana.
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Why Does Teach for America Spawn So Many Entrepreneurs?

Why Does Teach for America Spawn So Many Entrepreneurs? | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Question: What do education entrepreneurs Sarah Usdin, founder of New Schools for New Orleans, Mike Feinberg and David Levin, cofounders of KIPP Academy, and Michelle Rhee, founder of StudentsFirst, have in common? Answer: They're all alumni of Teach For America.
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People Are Awesome: Fifth Grader Donates $300 Life Savings to Stop Teacher Layoffs - Education - GOOD

People Are Awesome: Fifth Grader Donates $300 Life Savings to Stop Teacher Layoffs - Education - GOOD | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Elementary school student Jocelyn Lam emptied her piggy bank to save pink slipped teachers. Now she's inspired an entire community to do the same.
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Targeted teachers worry about students' futures and their own

Targeted teachers worry about students' futures and their own | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Los Angeles - Manny Banuelos is known for his ability to motivate kids - both in his fourth-grade classroom at Fullbright Elementary and on the neighborhood baseball diamond, where he volunteers as a Little League coach.
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U.S. Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status

U.S. Urged to Raise Teachers’ Status | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
An international education study says the United States must improve the way it recruits, trains and pays teachers.
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Studying TFA as a Spawning Ground - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week

Studying TFA as a Spawning Ground - Rick Hess Straight Up - Education Week | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
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Beyond Unions: Five New Rules for Teachers

Beyond Unions: Five New Rules for Teachers | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Teachers' unions are front and center in the debate that is happening in Wisconsin. But beyond the clashes between Tea Partyers and public-employees' unions are policy issues that reformers, teachers' unions and analysts have been debating for years
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Teacher layoff policies a lesson in union survival

Teacher layoff policies a lesson in union survival | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
It looks increasingly likely that organized labor will manage to cheat death in Wisconsin. But where does that leave unions? Merely near death, that's where. Only 7 percent of private-sector workers are unionized, down from about 25 percent in the 1970s. Public-sector unions are doing better, but...
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Wisconsin schools call off classes as budget protests continue

Wisconsin schools call off classes as budget protests continue | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
At least 15 school systems in Wisconsin canceled Thursday's classes because teachers and other public employees will continue protests at the state Capitol over a bill that would strip them of most of their collective bargaining rights and increase their contributions for benefits...
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LAUSD Sends Out More Layoff Warnings to Teachers

LAUSD Sends Out More Layoff Warnings to Teachers | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
LA schools to send notice of up to 4,000 teacher layoffs...
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