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Changes to Teacher Pay Structure
posted by: Alix | November 09, 2010, 12:59 pm   

For years, rigid union contracts have put teachers on very structured pay schedules that are predetermined based on years in service and level of education. On the heels of the recent trends in education reform, several districts around the country are experimenting with different methods of restructuring teacher pay. Continue Reading...
Charter Schools Serving as Models for Other Public Schools
posted by: Alix | November 08, 2010, 11:40 am   

Charter schools were designed as a "research and development" outlet for public schools. Operating on state funds, public charter schools have been able to implement new ideas for their students and teachers without having to follow the same rigid structures of some public schools. The U.S. Department of Education is now conducting a feasibility study on ways to support the spread of promising charter school practices across the country. Continue Reading...
Are Teachers Unions Getting Dissed?
posted by: Alix | November 05, 2010, 09:09 am   

In an unprecedented move for education leaders in New Jersey, Acting Education Commissioner Rochelle Hendricks rejected an invitation to speak at the New Jersey Education Association's two-day annual conference. Continue Reading...
Federal & State Education Policy Changes Coming
posted by: Alix | November 04, 2010, 10:45 am   

In the aftermath of a historic shift in power, pundits and citizens across the country are making predictions about which changes this new crop of lawmakers will have in store for K-12 education policy. Shockwaves will be felt nationally as well as at the state and local levels. Continue Reading...
Election 2010 Preliminary Reaction
posted by: Alix | November 03, 2010, 11:42 am   

Last night was a historic night for America. Republicans seized control of the U.S. House of Representatives and made significant gains in the Senate, including President Obama's former Illinois Senate seat. These outcomes will certainly have an impact on education policy in the U.S. along with intriguing results in state and local elections. Continue Reading...
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