Bad teachers: New bill puts poor performers in the crosshairs

By   /  June 25, 2015  /  Education, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Fat-cat teachers kept safe by seniority may soon lose that protection.

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California students respond to union appeal in Vergara case

By   /  June 24, 2015  /  California, Education, News  /  No Comments

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Nine California students have filed a legal brief against the state claiming teacher job protections violate their right to equal and quality education.

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Lawsuit claims PA teachers union stomps First Amendment rights

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Education, Free Speech, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

NOT SO FREE?: Critics say a proposed "Respectful Campus and Freedom of Expression" policy at a New Mexico college is too vaguely worded.

By Evan Grossman |
A veteran Pennsylvania school teacher is taking on the biggest teachers’ union in the state because she feels her First Amendment rights are being trampled by the organization.
Linda Misja has been teaching French and English for 37 years and has rejected union membership all that time because she does not believe in […]

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Education week-in-review: Killing school choice and crippling a budget

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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From Florida, where the teachers union is trying to kill school choice, to Philadelphia, where union politics may cripple the school district’s budget, it’s been an interesting week in education news.

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Summer program trains teachers for urban schools

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Education, Wisconsin  /  No Comments photo

Part 1 of 3 in the series Learning to teach

By Paul Brennan |
MILWAUKEE — The gymnasium at St. Marcus Lutheran School was nearly filled with students attentively listening to a lecture.
But they weren’t the school’s normal K-8 students. They were undergraduates from more than 40 colleges.
While St. Marcus’s students are enjoying their summer break, the […]

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Despite new funds, Philadelphia schools not out of trouble yet

By   /  June 19, 2015  /  Education, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Mere hours after getting a $70 million bailout from the City Council, the School District of Philadelphia may have thrown $25 million of that out the window.

The district must approve a working budget for next year by the end of this month, but even with the Council’s aid package, Philly schools still face an uncertain fiscal future with state funding hazy, too.

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