• Apparently the contract under consideration in Detroit would create its own version of New York City’s infamous“rubber rooms.”
• For an up-close look at the effects of central-office hiring processes, seniority provisions and working conditions, check out Emily Alpert’s terrific three-part series in the Voice of San Diego.
• Michele McNeil gives some Race to the Top application pointers over at Politics K-12.
Finally, I’m heading back to Californ-eye-ay for some time with my family next week, so posting will probably be relatively light.
Happy holidays from me and the Education Week team.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teacher Beat blog.