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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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10/31 10:53 am | Indianapolis Cancels Teacher-Led School Turnaround Contract | A turnaround strategy using cohorts of teacher-leaders won't be used in Indianapolis.

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Randi Weingarten's recent public criticism of former L.A. schools chief John Deasy does not encourage civil dialogue, writes Peter Cunningham.
October 31, 2014 - Education Week
Why do schools need to worry about digital literacy if students are growing up surrounded by technology? Brianna Crowley has the answer, plus some resources for teaching digital literacy.
October 29, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
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 - Education Week
To liven up her 6th grade social studies class, Karla Duff turned to the undead, and to project-based learning.
October 22, 2014 - Teacher
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
English teacher Ariel Sacks offers practical tips on making classroom partnerships between general and special educators work.
October 15, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
In Mark T. Kissling's first year of teaching, it takes an embarrassing moment in the classroom for him to realize the importance of lightening up and not taking things too seriously.
October 14, 2014 - Teacher
The Educational Testing Service, with the help of a nonprofit specializing in teacher practice, is planning to release a new assessment capable of measuring teacher-candidates' ability to execute key aspects of instruction.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week

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