Pressure Mounts to Ax Teacher Seniority Rules NPR
In New York, the State Senate passed a bill that would remove seniority protections from teachers facing layoffs. Districts across the country are facing layoffs, and debate is brewing about how to select which teachers to lay off.
See also: Teacher layoffs probable; new way proposed Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Teacher Layoff Plans in Los Angeles Pose Broad Implications The New York Times
The real but misunderstood incentive to remove senior teachers Gotham Schools
Group of young teachers petitions to preserve seniority rights Gotham Schools
Statement of Arne Duncan on the National Call on Flexibility and Productivity U.S. Department of Education
With layoffs coming, it's time to stand up for seniority The Notebook blog
'A Rosa Parks moment for education' The Washington Post (opinion)
A mother in Ohio was sent to prison and convicted of a felony for falisfying records to send her daughters to a different school district than where the family lived.
See also: School as Gated Community The Core Knowledge blog
Faked Address: Duncan Weighs In, Superintendent Responds This Week in Education
Coard’s group petitioning for Ohio mother’s pardon Philadelphia Tribune
Suit targets Lebanon School District's fines for truancy The Patriot-News
The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and NAACP have filed suit against the Lebanon School District for unjust truancy policies with fines and jail time that have exceeded state law.
Weighing States' School Performance, Policymaking Education Week
Gov. Rendell has been heralding Pennsylvania's "top ten" Quality Counts ranking. The state earned a B-, compared to a national C average.
The year that was: Looking back at 2010's educational headlines Gotham Schools
An overview of the past year's educational headlines and what this means for the future.