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Teacher Layoffs

Minn. Senate Passes Bill To Let Schools Fire Teachers Based On Performance

AP | By ALEXANDRA TEMPUS | Posted 02.27.2012 | Education

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Senate passed a bill Monday that would let schools lay off teachers based on their performance in the classroom rathe...

Coal for Christmas

Jack Jennings | Posted 03.11.2012 | Education
Jack Jennings

With class sizes increasing due to teacher layoffs, and the dismissal of reading specialists, it is not far-fetched to say that learning is being jeopardized by less money being spent on education.

Does More Money Mean Better Education?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

Amid major slashes to public funding, political leaders have cited assertions that money doesn't affect student learning to sometimes justify cutting ...

Bloomberg: Cut Teachers By Half, Double The Pay

Posted 02.01.2012 | Education

In remarks Thursday that have since sparked some controversy, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tackled school improvement -- through a suggestion...

Schools Fear Worst Budget Cuts Ahead

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

LANCASTER, Pa. — Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead....

Senate Rejects Slimmed-Down Jobs Bill Aimed At Helping Teachers, First Responders

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite a campaign-style push this week by President Barack Obama, the Senate on Thursday scuttled pared-back jobs legislation aimed at ...

Cents and Sensibility ... Inside Florida Education

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

This unfunded law -- SB 736 -- does absolutely nothing to improve the quality of education. There are many victims of Florida's senseless, wasteful education laws.

New York Laid Off Three Percent Of Its Teachers This Year

AP | Michael Gormley | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of S...

Will the Last Teacher to Leave the School, Turn Out the Lights!

Franklin Schargel | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education
Franklin Schargel

Politicians don't seem to mind that they are eating America's seed corn. Obviously they got their education. Besides when it is time for children to vote, they will be long gone from the political arena.

Texas Shed 900 School Jobs Amid Massive Budget Cuts

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

SAN ANTONIO -- The $4 billion in cuts to Texas public schools this summer might be starting to hit Gov. Rick Perry where it hurts most – his rec...

New Film Takes A Look Inside The Teaching Profession

| Nínive Calegari | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Nínive Calegari, producer of documentary "American Teacher," writes. T...

The Recession Created A 'Triple Tragedy' In Education

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 11.24.2011 | Education

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Stay-at-home-mom Cindy DePace was just hitting 30 when she decided to return to the work force by going back to school and becoming ...

Detroit Public Schools To Cut 40% Of Teachers Over 4 Years

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools expects to shed nearly 40 percent of its teachers in the next four years to help close a $327 million deficit, yet projects a l...

777 New York City Schools Workers Will Lose Jobs In Biggest Layoff Under Mayor

The New York Times | FERNANDA SANTOS | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education

Nearly 780 employees of the New York City Education Department will lose their jobs by October, in the largest layoff at a single agency since Mayor M...

Are Teachers Just Lazy?

Larry Strauss | Posted 10.17.2011 | Education
Larry Strauss

There is an obvious solution to the lagging academic performance of U.S. students: Increase the teacher work day. To 24 hours.

Top 5 Reasons Why Teachers Keep Leaving The Classroom

Posted 10.11.2011 | Education

Just as high school dropout and graduation rates are a persistent issue of concern in the education arena, teacher turnover rates are similarly troubl...

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Arne Duncan Defends Education Funding, Policies To Senate Committee | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- A Wednesday hearing on 2012 education spending turned into a skeptical grilling of the Department of Education's wide-ranging and someti...

Share Of Youth In US At Record Low, Raises 'Urgent Questions' About Future Resources

AP | By HOPE YEN | Posted 09.11.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Children now make up less of America's population than ever before, even with a boost from immigrant families. And when this generation...

California Teacher Layoff Law Stirs Confusion, Criticism

Los Angeles Times | Teresa Watanabe | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

School district officials across the state are wrestling with the fallout over a controversial new law that bars teacher layoffs for a year even amid ...

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Bloomberg's Schools Budget Deal Still Leaves Some Teachers Out Of Work | Joy Resmovits | Posted 09.10.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- Andrea Schulman, an English as a Second Language teacher at P.S. 102 Bay View in Brooklyn, N.Y., for the past three years, knew it was onl...

LISTEN: Teacher Layoffs - What They Mean For You And Your Kids

NPR | Robert Siegel | Posted 09.02.2011 | Education

Teacher contracts expire in many places Friday, and for many teachers, those contracts won't be picked back up. State budget deficits and increased cu...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Teacher Layoffs Follow Wisconsin Budget Signing | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Just days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the state's budget with massive cuts to education funding, Wisconsin's teachers are on the chop...

Education Budget Cuts Imperil Reform

Jack Jennings | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

Business leaders are calling with greater urgency for improvements in schooling, which they see as a precondition to rejuvenating our sputtering economy. But instead of accelerating, reform is slowing due to budget cuts.

Teacher Pink Slip Anxiety Increases Along With Budget Cuts

Posted 08.18.2011 | Education

While failing test scores, disobedient children and access to basic classroom resources are now constant causes for public school teachers to worry, m...

Michelle Rhee: You've Got To Fight For Our Schools

Posted 08.07.2011 | Education

Controversial education reformer Michelle Rhee sat down with AOL to discuss the state of America's public schools and how her organization StudentsFir...