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California Just Made It Easier To Fire Bad Teachers

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 25 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a law adding "egregious misconduct" to the list of firea...

California Officials Debate Whether To Defend Teacher Protections

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics

(Adds New Jersey action) By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 11 (Reuters) - California officials were wranglin...

California Pension Fund For Teachers Faces Huge Funding Shortfall

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. April 3 (Reuters) - The pension fund for public school teachers in California faces a long-term shortfall of $74 billion, threate...

This Could Turn Every State Into A Right-To-Work State

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

A California lawsuit filed this spring against teachers unions could have widespread national implications for labor laws. Ten non-union teachers and ...

Let's Hear It for the CTC!

Eric Scroggins | Posted 06.25.2013 | San Francisco
Eric Scroggins

As educators, we're painted, sometimes fairly, as a pretty divisive and ideological bunch. It's against this backdrop that I find myself hopeful and grateful for the recent process spearheaded by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Are California Teachers' Pensions Funding the NRA?

Richard Robbins | Posted 03.04.2013 | Education
Richard Robbins

Last year, CalSTRS, which is the nation's second largest pension fund, adopted a policy calling for portfolio companies to annually report their expenditures on political contributions.

Inexperienced Teachers In L.A. More Likely To Be Assigned To Students Behind In Math

Posted 11.19.2012 | Education

Inexperienced teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are more likely to be assigned to students who on average are six months behind thei...

Joy Resmovits

New Standardized Tests Behind Schedule: Survey

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.18.2012 | Education

When asked about the problems associated with standardized testing -- cheating, overtesting, blunt measures of student achievement -- U.S. Secretary o...

Teachers Call Out Middle School For Failure To Properly Discipline Unruly Students

Posted 06.15.2012 | Education

Last year, Oak Grove Middle School’s 576 students were suspended 247 times, including 166 times for violent or drug-related incidents. The Californi...

Teacher Dismissed For 'Hardcore Porn' Past Was Worried She'd Be Outed

Posted 01.17.2013 | Education

The Southern California science teacher who was placed on administrative leave last month for a former career as a porn actress once spoke openly abou...

California's 4th Year Of Teacher Layoffs Spur Concerns

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.05.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Unified teacher Mike Newman sighed when he saw the now familiar certified letter in his mailbox last month – a pink s...

Are Standardized Tests Pushing Teachers To Cheat?

Posted 01.08.2012 | Education

From Georgia's southern charm to California's golden beaches, the east and west coasts boast cultures of their own. But one particular culture -- one ...

'God Bless America'? Not In This Classroom

Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

A federal appeals court in California ruled Tuesday that a San Diego-area math teacher does not have the constitutional right to display banners refer...

Joy Resmovits

Cafeteria Workers Take On California's Capitol

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education

Barbara Torres says she was a "troubled child" growing up in the Los Angeles public school system. But, at age 14, an administrator gave her a chan...

Joy Resmovits

How Should Teachers Be Fired?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- State lawmakers from Illinois to Tennessee are considering laws that could change what it means to be a teacher, as labor policy has becom...

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

California Teachers Protest Education Budget Cuts

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS and ADAM WEINTRAUB | Posted 07.09.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of teachers from around California descended on the state Capitol Monday to make the case for extending tax hikes ...

California's Teacher Supply Plummets

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch By Louis Freedberg The number of Californians seeking to become teachers has plummeted by 45 perce...

California Teachers Pay Out Of Pocket For Classroom Supplies

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

To secure writing materials for her classroom, Sandi Sidor is willing to jump through a lot of hoops these days. Make that throw: "I will toss beanba...

California Couldn't Pay Our Education

Roy Zimmerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Zimmerman