Do teachers get tenure for breathing? NYC teachers say no, mayor says system will change

Teacher tenure for breathing? NYC says no longer

LA teachers union promises challenge to layoff pact that experts hail as as landmark

LA teachers union will challenge layoff pact

LA schools’ proposed layoffs system could be landmark, but teachers union promises a challenge

LA schools seek layoffs system opposed by union

Suicide of LA teacher sparks renewed push against test-score ranking system for educators

LA teacher suicide sparks test-score pushback

Obama’s call for longer school days and school years faces budget obstacles, resistant parents

Calls for longer school years face budget reality

Obama presses for longer school year, ouster of underperforming teachers, to improve education

Obama presses for longer school years

WASHINGTON — Barely into the new school year, President Barack Obama issued a tough-love message to students and teachers on Monday: Their year in the classroom should be longer, and poorly performing teachers should get out.

City U, IBM to open NYC school: Grade 9 through associate’s degree, with job prospects

CUNY-IBM to open unique school in NYC

NEW YORK — The City University of New York and IBM will open a unique school that merges high school with two years of college, allowing students to earn an associate’s degree, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday in announcing a series of ambitious educational initiatives.

A tarnished Newark sees glittering gold _ and failure’s reflection _ in Facebook schools gift

Newark hopes Facebook gift translates to results

Troubles of US education system get big screen close-up in 4 new documentaries

Troubles of US education get big screen close-up

Troubles of U.S. education system get big screen close up in 4 new documentaries

Education in U.S. gets big screen close up

Troubled school system in NJ’s biggest city to receive $100M donation from Facebook founder

Newark, NJ, schools to get $100M Facebook donation

Teacher bonuses fail to boost test scores; Obama administration says the issue isn’t settled

Study: Teacher bonuses fail to boost test scores

Study: Merit pay for teachers doesn’t improve student test scores

Study: Teacher bonuses don’t affect student tests

DC mayor who lost election may have learned tough lesson in pursuing education reform

Education reform a factor in DC mayor’s loss

Schools close, teachers targeted and panicked by Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand

Teachers killed in restive southern Thailand

Back to basics _ or cram school? To reverse sliding rank, Japan adds 1,200 pages to textbooks

Japan fattens textbooks to reverse sliding rank

Fired, rehired teachers return to classes at troubled RI high school with cautious optimism

President Barack Obama hosts a press conference

Seattle schools, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

Seattle schools, teachers reach tentative pact

After being fired, former NJ education chief says he didn’t mislead governor over facts

Fired NJ schools chief says he didn’t mangle facts

NJ education commissioner fired after gaffe that may have cost state $400M education grant

NJ schools chief fired after Race to the Top gaffe

Puerto Rican teachers start school year with one-day strike, stranding thousands of students

Puerto Rican teachers strike over staff, funding

To err can cost $400M, New Jersey finds after losing out on federal education grant

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Poll: Americans less happy with Obama’s education agenda, but still love their local schools

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13 million students expected to benefit as 9 states, DC get $3.4B in ‘Race to the Top’ grants

President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and wife

APNewsBreak: 9 states, DC named ‘Race to the Top’ winners to share $3 billion for schools

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South African police fire rubber bullets on protesting teachers during nationwide strike

Violence erupts during South Africa strike

Obama signs $26 billion bill to help teachers, public workers

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In emergency session, House passes $26 billion bill to help teachers, public workers

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In emergency session, House takes up $26 billion bill to help teachers, public workers

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Despite facing budget cuts and layoffs, Milwaukee teachers fight for taxpayer-funded Viagra

Milwaukee teachers fight for Viagra drug coverage

Democrats push bill to stop teacher layoffs toward passage; House being called back from break

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Obama defends education reform policies before critics at National Urban League

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Ed Sec. Duncan, civil rights leaders meet after release of critical assessment on ed reforms

Ed Dept, civil rights leaders discuss reform

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials in Newspapers in the US and Abroad

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Republican no more, independent Crist standing with Obama, embracing Democratic priorities

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Pa. House approves changes to large pension plans for teachers, state government employees

Pa. House approves pension-overhaul bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve significant changes to the state’s two large public-sector pension plans.

Hawaii mandates 180-day school year; is last state in nation to set minimum instructional time

Hawaii passes law mandating 180-day school year

Lawsuit challenges 3 percent contribution provision in Michigan school employee retiree plan

Suit challenges part of Mich. school retiree plan

Colorado takes on sacred cow by requiring teachers to earn _ and keep _ tenure protections

In bold move, Colorado alters teacher tenure rules

Walking away from millions: 9 states pass on ‘Race to the Top’ education grant program

Some states walk away from ‘Race to Top’ millions

Ed Dept: $437 million in grants to schools where teachers will be rewarded for student success

Ed Dept: $437 million in teacher incentive grants

Union, RI school district that fired all teachers reaches deal to return staffers to jobs

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Hawaii ends shortened school year with no deal to restore class time next year

Hawaii wraps up a year of short school weeks

Ford agrees to restore tuition help for union workers in effort to settle dispute

Ford to restore tuition help for union workers

Feds’ $4.35 billion carrot not enough for some states to allow, expand charter schools

Several states stay off charter-school bandwagon

RI teachers union sues school district over firing of all high school teachers

RI teachers union sues after mass firings

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Rhode Island teachers union has sued a troubled school district that fired all its high school teachers and staff.

Mo. education officials back Gov. Nixon’s plan to curtail tax credits; House leaders oppose it

Education leaders back limits on Mo. tax credits

NJ voters reject nearly 60 percent of school budgets; most defeats in at least 34 years

NJ voters reject 59 percent of school budgets

Man-cession? Gains in education help women avert worst of job losses in downturn, for now

Census says women equal to men in advanced degrees

Governor or maniacal dictator? Insults overshadow issues as NJ considers school cuts

In NJ school cut debate, insults overshadow issues