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Notes from the news, April 3

By the Notebook on Apr 3, 2014 08:52 AM

Bartram gets new co-principal following staffer assault. Tribune

We allowed Bartram High fiasco to happenDaily News

Rebellion against standardized testing spreads to Philly. City Paper

Going to AERA? These sessions have a Philadelphia focus. Notebook

The District's court petition and the uncertain future of collective bargaining. Notebook

A lesson in empathy: Freire charter students 'Take Back the City' NewsWorks

Google's free education apps: turning big data into big brother? NewsWorks

Critics say charters given unfair advantage for Renaissance schools. Daily News

Time to stop seniority-based teacher staffing. Daily News

Letters: Take a chance on education. Daily News

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Comments (2)

Submitted by Ken Derstine on April 3, 2014 11:34 am
The author of the Daily News column "Time to stop seniority based teacher staffing" is George Parker. On June 3, 2010, he was head of the Washington D.C. Teachers Union and urged its members to ratify a contract with the Washington D.C. School District, headed by Chancellor Michelle Rhee, which included performance pay linked to test score growth, and a weakening of seniority and tenure. He called the ratification of the contract “a great day for teachers and students.” On November 10, 2010, Parker was voted out of office by the union rank-and-file. On May 20, 2011, Michelle Rhee announced that Parker was joining her corporate reform organization StudentsFirst. Rhee had resigned as Chancellor of Washington D.C. schools on October 13, 2010, and started StudentsFirst soon after.
Submitted by Wry (not verified) on April 3, 2014 12:05 pm
Same needs to happen w Jordan.

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