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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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10/30 03:10 pm | 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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Teachers have options for managing the pressures of national and local testing demands, write K-12 educators Sherah Betts Carr and Anaya Bryson.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
September 15, 2014 - Education Week
Teach For All, a network in 34 countries, is focusing a new, two-year fellowship on students with what it terms "learning differences."
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
School demographics in the United States are changing rapidly, and classrooms need to reflect the shift, write Jacob Murray and Jackie Jenkins-Scott.
September 9, 2014 - Education Week
In tough times, kindness—both in and out of the classroom—is crucial to student success, writes high school teacher Adam Sherman.
September 9, 2014 - Teacher
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
September 5, 2014 - Education Week
Michael Brown's shooting by a police officer has added new concerns for students in the Missouri district where the teen finished high school, writes Normandy, Mo., teacher Inda Schaenen.
September 4, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Wendi Pillars says educators should take stock of how they've progressed in their teaching careers, in order to figure out where they're going.
September 3, 2014 - Teacher
High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players.
August 27, 2014 - Teacher
Baltimore teachers can advance up the pay ladder by collecting achievement units, or by completing specific, peer-reviewed projects.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week

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