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Teacher Layoff Battle Ramps Up - WSJ.com

Teacher Layoff Battle Ramps Up - WSJ.com | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The fight over which teachers should go first in the event of layoffs is intensifying, with the teachers union and advocacy groups spending millions to take their positions to the public.
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Former D.C. schools chief backs Florida teacher pay bill

Former D.C. schools chief backs Florida teacher pay bill | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
TALLAHASSEE — The drive to tie teacher pay more closely to student achievement got a boost Wednesday from the former chancellor of the school system in the nation’s capital, who gave a qualified endorsement in front of the Senate panel that will vote on the measure today.
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Education funding will take priority this week - Iowa Independent

Education funding will take priority this week - Iowa Independent | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Branstad, who brought in Ohio consultant Jason Glass to lead the ...
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Indiana third-graders to be held back if they can't read

Indiana third-graders to be held back if they can't read | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The state Board of Education approved a plan that would require third-graders to pass a new reading test before being promoted to the fourth grade...
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Teachers Rally Against Education Reforms At Statehouse

Teachers Rally Against Education Reforms At Statehouse | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Over 1,000 teachers rallied at the Indianapolis Statehouse to oppose a bill to open charter schools..
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Match pay to standards: teachers - Sydney Morning Herald

Match pay to standards: teachers - Sydney Morning Herald | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The Aussies are adapting their teacher evaluation and pay structures
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Teacher tenure bill up for vote in Wyoming Senate

Teacher tenure bill up for vote in Wyoming Senate | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
The Senate is set to vote Monday for the second time on ...
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Fixing Teacher Tenure Without a Pass/Fail Grade - TIME

Fixing Teacher Tenure Without a Pass/Fail Grade - TIME | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Fixing Teacher Tenure Without a Pass/Fail Grade TIME: An April protest in Miami after the Florida Senate passed a ...
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Grace Snodgrass: Teachers Want Evaluations

Grace Snodgrass: Teachers Want Evaluations | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
One day soon, my name and performance evaluation could be printed in your morning newspaper. It will tell you that I'm a teacher who has clear strengths and weaknesses.
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A better way to fire teachers: Two educators offer alternative to 'last in, first out'

A better way to fire teachers: Two educators offer alternative to 'last in, first out' | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
With city teachers looking down the barrel of 6,000 or more layoffs based solely on seniority, it is not enough to simply state that the current "last in, first out" policy is wrong; we must have a credible replacement that will keep our best teachers working in our schools.
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Thousands of students support their teachers in protest

Thousands of students support their teachers in protest | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Madison, WI - Thousands of students walked out of area high schools Wednesday in protest of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget repair bill, which would end collective bargaining rights for most state workers, including teachers...
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Seniority should not be the standard

Seniority should not be the standard | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
From the day I walked through my classroom doors as a first-year teacher, I knew I was there for a reason. It wasn’t for the salary. It wasn’t for the summers off. It was because I knew that I would have the privilege of impacting students’ lives.
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BronxTeacher's comment, February 16, 2011 9:12 PM
But she works at a school that is failing. What has she contributed to it?
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Mayor Bloomberg 'states' case on school layoffs

Mayor Bloomberg 'states' case on school layoffs | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Mayor Bloomberg urged state legislators yesterday to repeal the "last in, first out" law, which mandates that teachers be laid off based on seniority instead of merit...
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The Root: Give Parents More Power In Schools - NPR

The Root: Give Parents More Power In Schools - NPR | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Last month, an Ohio mother was jailed for enrolling her daughter in an out-of ...
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National Journal Online -- Education Experts -- A Question of Vouchers

National Journal Online -- Education Experts -- A Question of Vouchers | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
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Governor Cuomo's budget plan hits New York school districts - Feb. 7, 2011

Governor Cuomo's budget plan hits New York school districts - Feb. 7, 2011 | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
Toddlers in Yonkers, N.Y., may no longer be able to attend pre-K. Schools in Syracuse will only be cleaned every other day...
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Florida teachers feeling the squeeze

Florida teachers feeling the squeeze | Catalyzing Education Reform | Scoop.it
It's a tough time to be a public school teacher in Florida .
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