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Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

Choosing the Right Superintendent

Richard Lee Colvin | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education
Richard Lee Colvin

The characteristics and experience of new leaders need to match the challenges they will face. This may seem obvious. But it often doesn't happen.

Finding Logical, Not Emotional, Responses To School Closures

Ed Schmidt | Posted 05.30.2011 | Education
Ed Schmidt

As Bob Dylan never said, "the demographics, they are a' changing." What does that mean for schools? What is the right number for how many schools a community needs, or can afford?

After Warning All Teachers They Might Be Fired, Providence Mayor Announces Which 4 Schools Will Close

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence Mayor Angel Taveras proposed closing four schools and eliminating up to 70 teaching positions Monday, the latest c...

School Board Votes To Send Termination Letter To Every Single Teacher

AP | MICHELLE R. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The mayor insisted Friday that the vast majority of Providence teachers wouldn't lose their jobs even though the school distr...