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

Apple fighting jury order to pay $625.5 million to computer professor’s firm in patent suit

Apple challenges $625.5M patent-infringement award

Colleges use car-sharing to cut on parking congestion; students rent vehicles to save money

Colleges use car-sharing to cut down congestion

NJ gov calls for tougher standards for teachers, paying them according to new measures

NJ gov: Change how public school teachers are paid

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

Education Department awards $442M in grants for teacher, principal merit pay programs

Education Dept. grants $442M for teacher merit pay

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 teachers approve 3-year contract, vote ‘no confidence’ in superintendent

Seattle teachers OK 3-year contract

SEATTLE — Seattle’s teachers have approved a new three-year contract, which means classes will begin as scheduled Sept. 8.

Seattle schools, teachers reach tentative contract agreement

Seattle schools, teachers reach tentative pact

Seattle schools, teachers believe they have tentative contract agreement

Seattle schools, teachers think they’ve agreed

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

U of Colorado reviews journalism program; may start information, communication tech program

U of Colorado reviews future of journalism program

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

President Barack Obama

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

News Pres Obama Healthcare

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

President Barack Obama

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

Violence erupts during South Africa strike

Atlanta schools latest in string of test cheating scandals across nation

Atlanta latest in string of cheating scandals

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

President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha Obama and wife

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

US President Barack Obama
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18 states, DC named finalists for ‘Race to the Top’ education reform grants

18 states, DC are education reform grant finalists

APNewsBreak: 18 states, DC named finalists for ‘Race to the Top’ education grants

APNewsBreak: 18 states, DC named grant finalists

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

Ed Dept, civil rights leaders discuss reform

Illegal immigrants seeking in-state tuition rates hold ‘teach-ins’ at Capitol, White House

Illegal immigrants hold DC ‘teach-in’ to push bill

Coming soon to campus near you: Schools raise cash through Hollywood filming

Calif. schools seek Hollywood deals to raise cash

House war funding bill clears key hurdle despite White House veto threat, anti-war sentiment

House war funding bill clears key hurdle

WASHINGTON — A $60 billion-plus war funding measure has survived a crucial test vote in the House despite strong pessimism among many Democrats that Afghanistan is turning out to be a quagmire for U.S. troops.

LA schools not equal when it comes to pain from budget cuts; wealthy boost school coffers

Budget cuts more painful at inner-city LA schools

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

APME president Sanford, Commercial Appeal opinion ed, to join University of Memphis faculty

APME president to join Memphis university faculty