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Midnight in the Garden State of Good and Evil
posted by: Colin | April 13, 2010, 09:35 am   

Actually, it is closer to high noon in New Jersey, where newly-elected governor Chris Christie is in a showdown with the teachers union.

In order to balance the budget, Gov. Christie has asked for teachers to accept a one-year pay freeze and contribute 1.5% of their salary towards health care costs Continue Reading...

Report Analyzes First Round of Race to the Top
posted by: Colin | April 08, 2010, 10:45 am   

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) has released a thorough, PowerPoint-style analysis of the first round of Race to the Top, complete with recommendations for the Department of Education. The report is detailed and few of our readers will have the time to read it all, but here are some interesting highlights: Continue Reading...

California Teachers' Retirement System Massively Underfunded
posted by: Colin | April 06, 2010, 03:00 pm   

According to a study by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, California public pensions are underfunded by over $500 billion, including the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the University of California's retirement system (UCRS). Continue Reading...

Race to the Top Winners: Blog Round-up
posted by: Colin | March 29, 2010, 01:18 pm   

Some of the feedback from education blogs about Delaware & Tennessee winning in phase 1 of the Race to the Top program: Continue Reading...
Race to the Top Phase 1 Winners: Delaware and Tennessee
posted by: Colin | March 29, 2010, 11:07 am   

The Obama administration announced that Delaware and Tennessee scored the highest on their Race to the Top proposals and will be awarded $100 million and $500 million, respectively. Both applications rely heavily on tracking student performance and linking it to teacher evaluation and even bonus pay. Continue Reading...

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