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Marc Gosselin, center, the principal of Anna L. Lingelbach Elementary School in Philadelphia, started the year with a discretionary budget of $160. The district’s board recently canceled its contract with the teachers’ union to send more resources to schools.
—Jessica Kourkounis for Education Week

Cancellation of Phila. Teachers' Contract Ignites Firestorm

The district's decision echoes other actions by states and school boards to control personnel costs and rein in the political influence of public-employee unions. (October 27, 2014)

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11/21 09:24 am | Could Minnesota Be Next for a Vergara-Style Lawsuit? | One of the California lawyers in the Vergara case hints that constitutional provisions in Minnesota make it ripe for a similar challenge.

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11/21 09:18 am | Give Teachers More Input Into Colleagues' Evaluations | Maura N. Henry, a teacher from New York City, wants to bring back peer observation into the teacher evaluation process.

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A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
November 21, 2014 - Education Week
As proponents of STEM and STEAM face off, Anne Jolly asks what the role of the arts should be in a STEM curriculum and looks at some options for integrating the two disciplines.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher
Melinda G. George, president of the National Commission on Teaching and America's future, says that teachers' voices must be heard for educational initiatives to be successful.
November 18, 2014 - Teacher
A new report highlighting teacher-candidates' college grades underscores the need for more challenging teacher-prep class assignments, the NCTQ's Kate Walsh writes.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
ESL teacher Maura Henry doesn't hate tests—in fact, they help her do her job well. The problem isn't with testing in general, she says, but with bad tests.
November 12, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
An accurate and fair grading system empowers teachers and students while also building trust, writes Joe Feldman.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
Districts could boost their ability to hire more effective teachers who stay on the job longer by improving their screening techniques, a newly released working paper concludes.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
Standards-based education and student creativity may seem mutually exclusive, but Anthony Colucci argues that teachers can still manage to "C.R.E.A.T.E." in the classroom.
November 11, 2014 - Teacher
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week

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