Compromise in Central Falls?

March 4, 2010 | Blog

The Central Falls (Rhode Island) Teachers’ Union, an AFT affiliate, has approached district superintendent Frances Gallo and signaled a willingness…

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Rhode Island District Fires All Of Its High School Teachers

February 24, 2010 | Blog

Today’s Providence Journal story reports that Central Falls, Rhode Island’s “tiniest, poorest city has become the center of a national…

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Maryland’s Taoiseach Proposes Reform

February 17, 2010 | Blog

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley and state school Superintendent Nancy Grasmick can finally agree on one thing: O’Malley’s proposal to make…

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State Teacher Policies Suck!

January 29, 2010 | Blog

I’m sure glad that Kate Walsh and company weren’t my professors in college. Damn! They are tough graders! With the…

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Teacher Residency Requirements

September 28, 2009 | Blog

Apart from being marginally good local politics to require city employees (including teachers) to live within city boundaries, why would…

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Everyone Gets an ‘A’

June 10, 2009 | Blog

The New York Times editorial page opines (“Truth in Teaching”) this morning on teacher evaluation, informed by a new report…

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FY 2010 Federal Education Budget

May 7, 2009 | Blog

The Obama Administration released details of the President’s FY 2010 federal budget today. Here is a fact sheet from the…

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Stupid Stuff from Skoolboy

March 13, 2009 | Blog

Kudos to Dr. Aaron Pallas (AKA skoolboy) for his terrific post (“It’s The Stupid System”) today on the Gotham Schools…

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Measurement Is Not Destiny

March 9, 2009 | Blog

Stephen Sawchuk has written an excellent cover story (“Stimulus Bill Spurs Focus on Teachers”) in this week’s edition of Education…

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Teacher Quality and Class Size

March 4, 2009 | Blog

The Washington Post‘s Jay Mathews gets it right in his recent blog post (“Better Teachers, Not Tinier Classes, Should Be…

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